One of the unexpected outcomes of plugging into your professional network as a conference organizer, presenter, or attendee, is attracting the attention of colleagues who are looking for new talent. Even if you are happy where you are, can you afford to dismiss the possibility of something better? Take a few minutes to revisit your personal and professional aspirations, calculate your compensation requirements, and rank the importance of perks and logistics. Bring these all together into your Make a Move Profile.
Stretching your network can be instrumental in achieving professional goals. One client confessed that he thought networking was supposed to be terrible. He's not alone! Read his story to find out how he stopped overthinking it.
I thought networking was supposed to be terrible. That was my experience with it: you go into a room full of strangers and try to make a “connection”. What that meant to me was to impress my contacts and convince them, in a short conversation, of my brilliance. As I never succeeded at this, I wasn’t really sure what would come next, or what I hoped would come of it (perhaps an immediate job offer?).