I went to a networking meeting recently. After being away due to health and taking courses that prevented me from attending, it felt like my first meeting!
But, I was welcomed and made to feel at home. There were women entrepreneurs but, also women who worked for companies and a career transitioner or two.
It reminded me of how important networking is to those of us who fit in any of those categories.
The face to face with the willingness to help is often a hallmark to smallish ( 20-40), in my case, women. This group’s sole purpose is social interaction and lunch.
But, what took place was freely given hiring manager’s contact information, honest, real job leads,and the foundations laid for business deals.
Even in this day and age of online e-networking, face to face networking can be powerful.