At Easy2access, we believe that the importance of networking has never been more apparent than it has now, especially if you have been furloughed or work in a freelance capacity. You need to find new work and do so fast, but even if things are cosy and rosy for you, your network should be something you are focussing on now more than ever.
It’s time to rely on others. It’s time to prove yourself. The coronavirus pandemic is hard on many of us, which is why we need to rely on each other more than ever before.
Now is the Time to Rely on Your Network
Right now, your network is crucial. Don’t worry if yours isn’t that big or if you haven’t had a lot of time to get in with the right people, because now is the perfect opportunity. Keep reading the blog as we reveal why.
1. Now’s the Time to Help With Your Own Prospects
If you need help securing more work or finding a new job, now is the time to rely on your network. You can send out a generic plea for help as a post on sites like LinkedIn, or you can get in touch with others directly. The second option will certainly see more responses, but it is important to remember that they might not be in a position to help you. Always ask for advice or if they have heard of any opportunities in your field before you ask someone in your network for a job. It will only strain your relationship if they cannot, which is something you cannot afford to do right now.
2. Now’s the Time to Help Others
Networking isn’t a one-way street. Just as you should look to your network and those you know for help either in securing more work or in finding a new job, you should also see what you can do for others. From finding people jobs to writing helpful articles and then advertising them for greater exposure to help even more people, there are a lot of things you can do to help others and improve your own CV and job prospects.
The help you provide doesn’t have to be direct, either. If you know of an opportunity that would help someone in your network or someone you know, let them know about it. Goodwill goes a long way.
Now is the Time You Can Build Your Network
Using your network or helping those within your network is great, but you don’t have to stop there. Become a go-to source for advice during this trying time. Expand your reach with our digital marketing services, create blog posts that gain real traction that you can use to solidify your reputation. Helping and growing your network using good old fashion legwork and some great marketing strategies will help you become a beacon in the dark and improve your own hiring prospects.
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Start your networking journey now, and see what it will unfold for you, there has never been a better time to try. Get in touch filling in the form below ad let’s discuss how we can help you generate success in your busikness.