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The Power Of Peer Networks

By July 23, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Your most important career network is one you’re likely ignoring: your peers. This week on the podcast, Kelly explains why you should be actively sharing information with your peers and offers with three effective networking challenges for you to support, cultivate and promote your powerful peer network.

Key takeaways:

  • Peers offer relevant and timely career information because they are living and breathing the same challenges as you.
  • Don’t compete with your peers, take the path of collaboration.

What to listen for:

  • 00:38 The glass is refillable: what does this mean for networking?
  • 02:11 Why is it so important to cultivate your network amongst your peers?
  • 04:00 Guidance for networking with peers
  • 04:32 Build your dream network challenges


  • “Peer networks are your career success strategy.” [02:36]
  • “It is not within your control to determine who gets hired, so do not fall into the trap of being competitive with your peers.” [04:09]

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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