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Networking Q&A: How To Build Your Network Remotely #BYDN

By January 24, 2017January 14th, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

This Spring I participated in the #DreamJobSummit live webinar series hosted by SkillCrush (my session was “How To Network Your Way To Your Dream Job“) and one of the many questions I was asked was….how do you build a network remotely (to advance your career)?

Here’s my answer: One contact at a time, and by bringing who you are offline, to your interactions online.

If you’re looking to grow your work connections, focus on LinkedIn. You may also want to look at networking opportunities with the niche communities building their networks on MightyBell (SkillCrush has a group). Aim to create multiple touch-points to stay top-of-mind with the connections you make: follow them on Twitter or Instagram, connect on LinkedIn, sign-up for their newsletter or comment on their blog posts. And when the opportunity presents itself, jump on Skype or FaceTime instead of messaging or emailing and deepen your connection with that [online] face-to-face conversation.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at www.buildyourdreamnetwork.com