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Get Career Ready: Be a Connector

By Angela Guido

August 14, 2016

Do you want to be the person your friends turn to when they need information or a connection? Do you want to become known as a great resource who can add value to anyone? Want to have positive influence on the lives of as many people as possible? Become a connector. It’s the same thing as being famous in your personal network.

The connector is the hub of a social network - she’s the person that unites others, creates shared opportunities, and expands what is possible for everyone. If you want to become the connector in your network, here’s how to do it:

  • Get good at connecting people – find creative ways to introduce them via email, social media, and in person.
  • Listen for hidden connections – when you meet new people and find out about their interests and needs, ask who else you know has something to offer them?
  • Share your own value with everyone you meet. For example, turn your simple passions into content others can use and appreciate. Download my Florence PowerPoint for an example of what I mean.

If you start connecting people and finding new ways to share value with the people you know, soon you will be the most sought after person in your network. Want more networking tips? Download this guide.

Our career tips are brought to you by Angela Guido. For more timeless wisdom and bright ideas for your career, check out her website, Career Protocol.

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