Kelly Hoey – Connect for Success
Kelly Hoey is a networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World
In this episode Lauren and Kelly discuss:
- Investing in your own career development as well as building a network in your industry
- Differences between men and women’s network structure
- Relying on your network during a career change
- How to connect with and remind your network about the value that you add to an organization
- The best way to stay connected with your network when you are going about your daily life
- Networking mistakes
- Strategies in utilizing the various social media platforms for networking
- Taking risks in the form of new opportunities can be a great way to advance your career, especially if you have a strong network to fall back on in case things don’t work out.
- Men and women have different network structures, and both are important. Women typically use a narrow but deep network based on communication where they invest a lot of time in getting to know people, while men use a broad shallow network based on activity that doesn’t have same depth in getting to know people.
- When creating a pitch, craft a short intro sentence followed by a pause to allow the other person to speak and say, “tell me more”. Focus on breaking up your information during delivery to allow the chance for dialogue/conversation.
- Be sure to follow up with people in your network that have offered mentoring/guidance; provide them with updates on your career journey so that they feel appreciated and so you can reach back out to them in the future, if needed.
- Continue to connect with your network periodically through posting/sharing information; commenting on other’s posts; remembering birthdays; sending holiday cards; etc.
- Think of online networking the same as in-person networking and use each based on context.
“By following up and following through, you are moving a relationship that might have been a one-and-done into a mentor relationship or strong sponsor situation.” – Kelly Hoey
“Realize that your daily life activities are part of your networking toolkit. If we only think of networking as an activity we pick up because we are in a job search, that can be very alienating to people if you only show up when you need something.” – Kelly Hoey
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