“It’s not what you know, but who you know”—if this saying is true, how can we forge these kinds of connections? Networking! Diane Darling, Professional Networking Strategist, McGraw-Hill Author and LinkedIn Aficionado has a guide centering all around creating business relationships. Open up a copy of “Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People” to learn all of the strategies you need.
What is your book about?
Business professionals consistently list networking as one of the most powerful strategies for career advancement. But you have to make it happen. Networking for Career Success provides you with 24 tips, tools and lessons for building mutually beneficial relationships, then cultivating them as opportunities arise.
What topics or lessons are covered?
The book covers everything from the basics of networking to targeted techniques for making a career change, funding a new business venture, adding clients and more. Outlining a step-by-step program for working with your current contacts, then adding new contacts by meeting people the right ways, this career-advancement tool outlines a specific plan to:
- Learn to network
- Surpass your fears
- Control your body language
- Find opportunities
- Socialize with savvy
- Talk tactically
Why should people read it? Who is the book for?
Professionals, executives or anyone who is starting out in their career that wants to enhance it through effective networking.
Single most important takeaway:
Effective networking is about getting what you need or want while helping others get what they want or need. Networking for Career Success provides you with the right skills to make mutually beneficial connections, know how to cultivate those connections for the benefit of everyone involved and create a classic and valuable win-win situation.
Meet the author
Diane Darling is a consultant, keynote speaker, instructor and leadership coach specializing in professional networking strategies. She has over 20 years of experience researching, developing and educating on the role professional networking strategies play in both individual career development and broader business performance. Darling is the founder and CEO of Effective Networking, Inc. and a nationally recognized networking expert. She has lived in Thailand, the Philippines, England, France and a variety of locales in the United States.