Networking with other participants
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Tools and Templates
You'll get the Network Tracking Tool, email templates, and other tips to stay connected.
Unemployment was the wrong time to realize I needed to start networking. I had to dip into my 401K. My confidence was rattled.
Over time, I gained comfort with networking. I've maintained strong relationships and built new ones. Colleagues have brought opportunities to me.
In fact, USO Pathfinder Program and Hiring Our Heroes asked me to lead discussions to help transitioning Service members and military spouses enhance their networking skills.
You may be wondering, where do I start? How can I feel more at ease? What do I do?
This program will help you gain comfort with networking and answer your questions. It's a step-by-step guide to help you become a strategic achiever.
Create positive networking beliefs and experiences
Create your Career Mission Statement and get feedback
Feel confident walking into a room of strangers and engage others in conversation
Put structure in place to keep your network strong
Strategically expand your network
Comfortably ask for help to achieve your Career Mission
- Lessons and worksheets designed to help you put a system in place
- Email support to help you stay on track
- Join the Networking Lab Discussion Group for additional support
- Lifetime access to the content
Thanks to you, I'm a natural
I can honestly say that it went well and I met some amazing people. I even confided to one gentlemen that I’m an introvert and it is hard for me to participate at networking events. He stated that he would have never known because I seemed like a natural at talking to people. It was the best complement and it made my night.
It was a shaky start, but I felt comfortable the more I did it throughout the night. I also used your method of asking questions outside of work. People really opened up and wanted to talk about work but other things as well.
Thank you so much.
Comfort asking for help
Now, having followed your Career Mission Statement format, I should feel more comfortable knowing that I have something prepared to offer in any new business relationship. With this newfound comfort, I should find it easier to make the “ask,” which will result in fewer missed opportunities and lead me one step closer to Strategic Achiever status.
Overcame my fears
Also, you gave me great tips on how to begin a conversation. For example, asking someone how long they been in that industry or making a comment about their clothes.
I know why networking is important
I'm excited to try the tip of entering into a 3 people group. I tested it yesterday, and it was smooth! Can't wait to test it out there!
I can be myself
As an introvert, I really appreciated your distinction between being an introvert and shyness in your presentation today. Thanks for empowering me to reframe my thoughts on networking!
Gus is a proud U.S. Navy veteran where he led the operations of the propulsion plant and auxiliary engineering equipment for a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier. He received the Navy Commendation Medal and was ranked third of 43 lieutenants for his technical expertise and leadership capabilities.
He stays connected with the military community by volunteering time to provide pro-bono coaching for transitioning Service members and Veterans and offering networking workshops for USO Pathfinder Program and Hiring Our Heroes.