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Networking for Shy People

Whether you are looking for a job or climbing the corporate ladder, the timid inside you may come in play and keep you tong-tied when you're supposed to meet new people. Some of us would just not want to leave their comfort zones.


Networking Goals for the New Year

We all set personal goals for the new year. New year's resolutions include places to go, things to buy, goals to reach, and a standing to achieve. However, the busy schedule of January forces us to postpone our resolutions till next year. When it comes to Networking, it is never late to set goals.


Importance of Networking While On the Hunt for a New Job

Once we hear about a vacancy announcement in our workplaces, a list of acquaintances who might be a fit for the position runs through our heads. The list may include, for example, a close friend who we know to be looking for a job, a friend from the school who recently told us their resignation, or a new contact we met yesterday waiting in the line of a bank.


Networking Interview with Business Networking Academy Founder Ertugrul Belen

A warm and genuine conversation with Ertugrul Belen on the content and scope of the training, as well as Belen's vision of networking, December the 19th, right before the Networking training Belen implemented in collaboration with Bilgi Training Center at İstanbul Bilgi University.


Networking Series - Chapter 14 - Notes of Congratulations

Sending a few words of congratulations is one opportunity for you to keep your network revved up.


Networking Series - Chapter 13 - Networking at Social Networks.
Networking Series - Chapter 13 - Networking at Social Networks

Reinforcing your connections online is smart. To follow up on your newly-made acquaintances, the first step you should take is searching and adding them to your network on LinkedIn.


Networking Series - Chapter 12 - Methods to Keep in Touch.
Networking Series - Chapter 12 - Methods to Keep in Touch

Which works better to maintain your connections: telephone calls or e-mails? Your preference for the first contact with an unfamiliar person reveals who you are.


Networking Series - Chapter 11 - Follow up on People.
Networking Series - Chapter 11 - Follow up on People

What you've read up until now is the tip of the iceberg. Now, we are to define what makes a good and bad networker. Either good or bad, we all build relations. Gifted with social intelligence and confidence, some of us are better at it. But it would not make them "good networkers". If you do not build on your contacts, you are a bad networker.