Last week we reviewed why different types of networking are important for leaders. And as a leader, you know it’s important for your staff to start building these solid networks of relationships. However, there can be challenges to finding your personal network, especially if you’re just starting.
I recently became Communications Coordinator for CUPA-HR’s Minnesota chapter, and have made some terrific connections in a short period of time. I was asked to take on this responsibility by a co-worker who knew my skills and interests (another important aspect of networking.) I’m enjoying this new opportunity, while learning and growing my skills in my current position – a win-win for all.
The document below was originally created as part of an Employee Onboarding Toolkit, to be shared with new employees; particularly those new to Minnesota. It has a wide variety of valuable networking resources, across broad categories. Take a look through it, share it with your employees or organization, and see what connections can be found.
Career and Professional Resources Guide: professional_assn (downloadable PDF)