Handle any emergency with Howcast’s First Aid app – howc.stExpand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from lodgerfilms and more videos in the Networking category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Ever hear that what counts is not what you know, but who you know? Practice networking and before long you’ll know just what’s what and who’s who. To complete this How-To you will need: Trade organizations to join Good social skills And persistence Step 1: Practice "Four F rule" Practice the “Four F rule”—family, friends, family of friends, and friends of family. In other words, talk to everyone you can think of about your career goals. Step 2: Have business cards made Have business cards made so you have something professional to hand out when you meet people. Step 3: Join organizations Join professional organizations related to your field. For example, if you are a woman working in the media world, you could join the not-for-profit womeninfilm.org. Tip: Websites like www.linkedin.com can help you find out what professional contacts your friends have. Step 4: Listen to mentors Listen attentively to potential mentors. As the saying goes, “You can make more contacts in two hours by showing interest in people than you will in two years of trying to get them
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50 thoughts on “How To Network

  1. maxistsocialist says:

    In this capitalist oligarchic system it is impossible to get out of poverty. Only in socialism we can do this. But in this system life is damn expensive and too hard

  2. PathRifter says:

    Doesn’t anyone feel shallow for doing this? I mean when you break it down into it’s basics, you’re literally finding people that you can use as a stepping stone in order to get whatever it is you want.
    I mean back when I was growing up, I met and befriended people because I liked them. Now, we’re meeting and befriending people because I can trade a favor for them in order to get something I want. Sure, friendships can develop AFTER this, but that’s not why you approached them to begin with.

  3. EricSchwin22 says:

    @alexdeburgess….FaceBook is not good for Social Networking because all people care about is posting average topics like.

    “I like Beer!”
    “Look at my fat Baby”
    “I was at a Frat party in Band Camp”
    “I’m….TIRED!!! OMG…so Tired”
    “I saw this cute girl…but I can’t date her, and I’m a pussy and afraid to ask her out”

    See? The problem with Facebook is everyone just posts everything about their lives and nothing intelligent. Also FB just sucks period! Want to Network? Call someone

  4. FailureToKeep says:

    omg! thanks for the video! this will really help broaden my network. In today’s recession, everyone needs as much help as possible, and networking is surely an effective way to get a job. great video! another great vid is “jobseeker revolution” video. watch it here on youtube.

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