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6 Tips to Networking {without having to attend awkward happy hours} • atlanta life and style blog | southern fashion blogger
I remember in my twenties I thought I wasn’t “getting out there” enough. I would see events all the time deemed as must-attend to expand your network and reach career goals. I found myself at a few of these, awkwardly trying to make conversation with people I often never spoke with again. In my thirties, I’ve had some realizations when it comes to networking and they seem to be paying off. 6 Tips to Networking that Don’t Include a Happy Hour Don’t burn bridges. This may seem obvious, but I’ve seen it way too many times. If you wrong someone personally or professionally, do your best to make it right. This also means working hard not to get the reputation of a gossip or a slacker. As the saying goes, we live in small world, right? Realize that networking is important no matter what season of life you’re in or what your current career goals may be. For the stay at home mom, networking can mean getting recs on the best activities and resources for your kids. On the other side of the coin, you never know if your employer will have a cutback that will include you – yikes! …