Tips for building your network
Network in-person: Networking with people in person is finally returning after COVID-19 gathering restrictions for the last 18 months. It's the best way to build your professional network and develop strong friendships. Take advantage of these mixers, after-work cocktail hours or fundraising events as an opportunity to network with individuals that you might not otherwise get an opportunity to meet. Local chambers of commerce, Meetup and Eventbrite groups are the perfect source to find upcoming local business networking events.
Diversify: Seek out people with differing opinions and backgrounds. Not everyone takes the same path through their career, and that's what makes it so interesting! Working alongside someone who is going about things differently can help you tailor your approach for success, too- after all, no two careers are alike.
Volunteer: Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and collaborate with like-minded professionals. It's not too hard to find a local chapter of global professional organizations such as Project Management Institute (PMI) and International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Local non-profit and professional associations may also provide opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals who also volunteer for many of the same reasons.
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Connect with Ron on LinkedIn. David Aplin Group works with companies across Canada to help them find the best software developers, project managers and other tech professionals for their organizations.
David Aplin Group is a private family and employee-owned Canadian staffing agency founded in Alberta in 1975, recognized as one of Canada's most trusted recruiting firms. Our mission is to create value at every opportunity. Ron Cantiveros is an Information Technology Recruiter and Senior Technology Consultant with David Aplin Group based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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