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What are the benefits of having a professional network?

  • It can create opportunities (open doors).
  • It is a good way of finding people with a shared interest to collaborate on a project
  • It can be a good way to find Mentors to help you develop
  • It can help you connect to others to learn from and share information with
  • You can learn about organisations and opportunities
  • It gives you an opportunity to create value for others and to connect people

What does it look like?

  • An active online LinkedIn network (and I do try to restrict it to people I have actually met or interacted with, and expand it with people I meet and want to keep in touch with),
  • People I know and interact with at work or as part of my work (who might also be a LinkedIn connection),
  • Previous work colleagues
  • People I have met with at networking events, e.g. Chamber of Commerce, Business Women’s groups, Conferences
  • Also people I meet with at Communities of Practice and other collaborative groups.
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