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3 Reasons Why JCI Manchester promotes Business Networking through its social events…

Posted: September 6, 2017 12:19 by Simon Anderson

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One of the core activities of JCI Manchester is business networking and we organise this through our social events. In this blog we will outline why we promote having a strong business network and what it can do for the young professional.

Reason 1 – TO MEET PEOPLE! Everyone wants to meet someone. As a general rule, there are never more than six people between you and the person you want to talk to. Networking is a great way to access otherwise inaccessible people and the quickest way to build trust with the person that can introduce you. Cold calling, writing emails, sending messages are all viable ways of making contact but we believe these should be follow up activities after making your initial introduction face to face. Earlier in the year Will Kintish gaveus a one hour masterclass on this topic and he said exactly the same thing! If you haven’t been on his half day course we can thoroughly recommend it!  

Reason 2: CAREER PROGRESSION! Networking is the number one way to get a job. 60-80% of jobs are found through some form of networking. Imagine making a personal connection to a hiring manager, this is hands down the best way to find out about an upcoming opportunity and the best way to get your application to the top of the pile.  

Reason 3: DEVELOP YOUR CURRENT ROLE! Networking broadens your professional horizons. It helps you keep your finger on the pulse and in touch with your industry which prevents the dreaded career stagnation. Who you meet at a networking event could well be the person that in 5 years time helps you land a £1million client for your company thus sky-rocketing you to partnership/management/directorship within your firm/organisation. We like to think the people you meet at JCI networking events are the managers, directors and partners of the future. So get meeting them now and start forming those all important relationships early!

And Just by way of a few tips from us:

-          A good network is really just a circle of friends. It’s a two-way street of mutualistic relationships

-          Make sure people leave knowing who you are, what service/skills you provide, and how to get a hold of you – for the right reasons though!

-          You help others, others will help you. Everyone likes people who are helpful – so good things will likely come toward those people. 

If you fancy putting these skills to practice. Then join us on the 14th September at our End of Summer Social at The Laundrette where we will be providing yet more opportunities to network with fellow young professionals. For our members it’s free and if you are coming along as a guest it’s £5. We very much hope to see you there! CLICK HERE TO BOOK ON

 

The JCI Manchester Team  

Posted: September 6, 2017 12:19 by Simon Anderson with .

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