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Building Effective Professional Networks and Relationships
This short course explores the key elements of effective relationships and networks, both personally and professionally. It also introduces the benefits of establishing relationships and networks and why they are important for your personal life and career.
Networking isn’t just about turning up to events; it’s about creating relationships and connections with other people. It forms the basis of exchanging thoughts and ideas, creates deals through the meeting of strategic contacts as well as boosting business success more generally. Networking is not something that comes naturally to many people, so you’re not alone in feeling nervous and introverted. The good news is that there is a way to navigate the networking minefield and become a leader in your field.
Leverage different networking tools
What makes the perfect LinkedIn profile? Where else can you meet and connect with like minded individuals online? Learn how to harness online profiles and connections to boost your career and make sure you land an interview for that next role, or are top of mind for a new project or tender in your industry.
Face to face relationship building
We will explore events and networking opportunities in person. Discover how to make the best first impression, when to hand out your card - or if business cards are even relevant in the modern world. Following up on new contacts is something that is very important to get right, this course will give you the skills and confidence to make great impressions and build your contact base.
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Recognise key characteristics of an effective relationship
- Identify the key components of effective networking
- Recognise the importance of establishing networks
Who is the course for?
This course provides Professional Development for almost any industry or career. If building networks is important to you, or are looking for a new way to get ahead and have future opportunities come to you.
Who developed the course?
CQUniversity is Australia’s leading regional university.
Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences and project-based learning. Our commitment to making real-world knowledge and skills accessible to all has seen us being awarded global recognition. We are ranked among the top 2% of Universities in the world.
World rankingTop 500Source: QS World University Rankings 2020
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