You constantly hear about the importance of networking. It is who you know, not what you know. Oftentimes, it just takes that one great connection to lead us to find our dream job or receive a breakthrough that helps us finally start that business.
It’s tempting to kick back when you land a new job. After all, you’ve probably been consumed with chasing down leads and going on interviews for a time. Now, you want to catch up on fun stuff like hanging out with friends and watching marathons of movies on Netflix.
However, you could be missing a great opportunity if you take a break now. A job transition is an ideal time to strengthen your network.
You’ll enjoy your rest and relaxation even more if you take care of business first. Rundown this checklist of ideas for extending and deepening your professional relationships as you change employers.
Resign as gracefully as possible. Departing on cordial terms protects your reputation and allows you to maintain connections that you might need in the future.
First impressions matter. Get off to a strong start by building connections that will help you to keep advancing in your career.
Skillful networking will enable you to succeed at your new job and keep growing in your career. Focus on helping others and building relationships based on shared goals and values.