70% of career opportunities are discovered through networking. However, it’s still an activity that most people dread.
Maybe that’s because we treat networking like it’s one size fits all — encouraging people to attend the event or employ the strategy that worked for others. But people are different.
It’s valuable to build up your skills (and comfort level) talking to new people or building out your social profiles. But it’s also important to be honest about what your particular networking preferences — and challenges — are, and adjust your personal strategy accordingly. Read on for best the kind of networking based on your situation.