As Super Bowl 50 fast approaches, I can’t help but think how fun it will be to meet and greet with the NFL Executives, the cast of on air media personalities, media members, front office staff from both the Bronco’s and Panthers as well the global influx of VIP’s from around the world. Most people know what the word “networking” means but few know how to effectively implement this key strategy. This has become clear to me in the career coaching work I’ve done with college and graduate students over the years. They are instructed that they should go out and network, that they should start building contacts and build up their connections. However, they aren’t offered any tips on how to effectively start the process or leverage any connections they already have.
In a former blog post:
I wrote about some simplified tips to networking. Just like the Broncos and Panthers are knee deep in prepping for their game-plan and then executing it on Super Bowl Sunday, you too should be doing the same for your career search.