Let me ask you: Have you ever attended a networking event, met a new contact, enjoyed a really interesting conversation, exchanged business cards or contact information, and then … never followed through with reaching out the them after-the-fact, despite your best intentions? Is that you? Whether you are seeking a new job opportunity, career advancement, or growing a business, intentional and effective networking follow-up with help you succeed.
According to a study done by CareerXRoads, more than 27% of external hires in America are from referrals. In fact, it’s the top external source of hires today.
According to the New York Times, 65% of new business comes from referrals. A Nielsen Study cited clients are four times more likely to buy when being referred from someone they know and trust.
So we know why we network, but what do you do to follow up after a networking event? After all, it’s what you do AFTER the event that matters, as that is where the real work begins! Here are some suggestions to help you achieve your goal:… Continue Reading…