At 25 years old having sadly lost my Mum, I quickly realised I was going to have to grow up very fast, because life had to carry on and it would be challenging without my mum around.
I started spending a lot of time with my mum’s old friends. They taught me to cook, shared their memories, came with me to the doctor and even helped me choose my wedding dress. They became my friends. They were, and still are, a huge part of my life network. My friends became sisters and confidantes, sharing everything from my everyday movements to my deepest emotions. I found new meaning in my friend and family network.
The birth of my son, Freddie, in 2016 also showed me how the amazing network of ‘mums’ can support you with encouragement, reassurance and shared experiences. And just like in our personal lives, networking is important – many would say essential – in our professional lives.
Working in recruitment, I have seen just how important networking is. With social media growing in influence every day, the importance of connecting with the right candidates and recruiters on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook is imperative. Creating relationships to progress your career is the way forward. Maybe the old saying “It’s who you know” is more important than ever.
Let recruiters know that you’re open to opportunities and what types of roles you’re interested in. Building both your professional and social contacts can be a great way to expose yourself to people who could help further your career ambitions. Work on your networks. It’s all about you and your career!
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Edited by Red Squirrel Digital.