Most people hate the term networking but we're doing it all the time without realising it! 

Whether you are exploring a career in health for the first time or considering how to develop your career, think about how networking can help you.

Conference audience

Building contacts

Your contacts are people you can call upon for advice, information, help or support. Consider building a directory of contacts with whom you can build productive, long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. 

Ways of networking

There are lots of different ways to network and raise your profile, including some you may not have thought of:

Active networking

Active networking involves targeting particular individuals or environments to fill gaps. For example, if you want to know more about marketing, you’ll need to find people who work in that field by either asking your existing contacts or attending events where marketing people are likely to be.

You can learn a great deal by talking to people who work in roles you are interested in. Find out where the organisations are locally and ask to speak to someone who could give you more information.

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