Building your network

Building your network

It's always good practice to let your network know what you're up to. Be proactive in talking about your job search with your contacts or with a coach. In turn, you'll be more confident in engaging in conversation with a new contact. You can start practising with your friends and family and then spread the message to your professional contacts.

Start with your close relatives

  • Get into the habit of talking confidently about your career development

  • Use it as an opportunity to develop your ideas

  • Get feedback on your ideas

  • Open doors to meet other people and so expand your network.

It is through your initial network that you will get to know new people. This will then enable you to build a list of people you can contact or meet, so take full advantage of it. Use your contacts to explore the opportunities that will inevitably come as you broaden your network.