For some, merely mentioning “networking” is enough to trigger sweaty palms and nervousness, but the truth of the matter is that when you are job hunting, networking can often mean the difference between sending in a cold resume and having someone crack open that proverbial “door” for you.
Not everyone is good at networking, and most of us are probably lousy at it, but the good news is that the skills needed can be learned. Here are some useful tips to help you get over those sweaty palms and nerves:
When everyone says that networking becomes easier the more you do it, they aren’t lying. It does get easier - at the next networking event, look around the room and you will be able to pick out those people that have mastered this stomach churning skill - as well as those that haven’t! If you have a tip for networking, leave a comment - we’d love to hear from you!