Personal Networks and Hiring
by Adam Goodwin | 2015 | Last Updated: May 16, 2015
If you are younger and looking for opportunities/careers, many people will give you advice that falls along the line of, build and develop your network. Others suggest that it will be beneficial to a career to meet as many people as possible. As some say, open as many doors as possible.
On a personal level, networking, shaking hands, and meeting professionals and mentors, can have many positive benefits. This may lead to opportunities to be mentored, introductions to future employers, and increasing one’s social capital (the network of connections an individual has with others). Many highlight the benefits to the individual, but on the other side, why would a business want to hire an applicant with a high-quality personal network?
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Adam Goodwin is a Canadian who has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, who is currently attending one of the world’s best sport management programs at the University of Windsor. He is a proud introvert and silent leader. He has traveled to 50 major global cities around the world, and has worked with universities, non-profits, consulting firms, and sport organizations. He has family and friends around the world. Follow his travels, work, projects, and thoughts on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog (click on the bottom right-hand corner to sign up for weekly email notifications).