Why Networking is Good For Your Mental Health

June 12, 2014

Career Advice


The word “networking” might make some people’s stomachs churn. They imagine an oversized event with a bunch of empty faces, name tags, and awkward handshakes. But networking is a muscle that needs exercise before it becomes strong. And once your networking game is rocking and rolling, you’ll feel a sense of calmness in your career. Why? We’ll tell you.

Because you have a plan B.
If you were to lose your job suddenly, you’d have a crew of people and opportunities to turn to. With practice, networking can create strong contacts that you’ll feel comfortable reaching out to in times of need. They may have already shared some career opportunities out there that might be relevant to you.

Because you’ve built up a strong support group.
If you pat someone’s back, they’ll pat yours. If anyone in your group is looking for a new opportunity, help them out. Tell them about the opportunities available at your company. Give them a recommendation. Put them in touch with some relevant contacts. Then when you need a hand, they’ll be more than happy to lend theirs.

Because you know what’s out there.
Networking opens your eyes to new opportunities. But it also opens your eyes to how good you have it. With a little bit of research and networking, you may learn that the grass isn’t greener on the other side. Or maybe it is? Either way, you’ll know and you’ll feel confident in your decision to either stay put or move on in your career.

Because you’re comfortable talking about your career.
Networking is good interview practice. Talking about your career achievements and future goals will become more natural to you the more you network. Then when it does come time for a job change, you’ll look especially confident speaking about your experiences in the interview. Cheers to that.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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