I would like to proclaim 2013 the year for Relationship Building!
Why? It is the single most important part of your career and life. Relationships have the power to open doors, present opportunities and enrich your life, like no other activity.
Chances are, you’ve been cooped up in your current role in your company without a lot of interaction with other people. It happens. But your career success is dependent on the relationships you have with others. Remember, people hire and do business with people they like and/or know.
Relationships Take Time
Start By Identifying “Must Meet” People
Be Strategic and Purposeful
Change Your Mission
For more insight on making these things happen in 2013, please see my post on US News & World Report’s On Careers.
Make 2013 the year you ‘build it before you need it’ by reaching out and establishing relationships with people inside and outside your organization. And if you haven’t read Keith Ferrazzi’s “Never Eat Alone,” this might be the time!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.