You’ve heard that “networking” is key to career advancement.
So, you’ve gone to networking events, you’ve eaten the bad hors d’oeuvres and drunk the cheap wine, you’ve made some small talk and exchanged business cards with a few people, and you’re still waiting for it to pay off.
Or, because you dread and detest all of the above, you’ve resigned yourself to missing out on this particular career advancement strategy.
Here’s the well-kept secret: networking is a set of tools and techniques, and no one is born knowing how to do use them perfectly. And none of it is any harder to learn than all the things you already know how to do – although it does take practice.
In this session, we’ll open up the toolbox and uncover ways to make networking easy, interesting, and fun. You’ll learn how to approach networking events with a plan and a strategy, how to start an interesting conversation with pretty much anyone, and how to follow up with new contacts without being a pest. You’ll have a chance to practice on each other, and you’ll set some straightforward goals and create a networking plan to achieve them.
Join us at the DC Metro Chapter of the Association for Women in Science for this career-boosting event.
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