What Is Your Network Good For?

October 24, 2017

Career Advice

We’re constantly touting the importance of networking, but when it comes down to to it, what can your network really do for you? It takes a lot of time and effort to build up your connections. And that network doesn’t often get utilized until we’re in the middle of a job hunt, which isn’t very often.

Luckily, there are many ways you can take advantage of your network on a monthly or even weekly basis! Here are our favorite ways to reach out to our connections.

  • Gather LinkedIn endorsements or recommendations. You don’t have to wait until you’re looking for a new job to look for some feedback. Be sure to keep your profile constantly updated by having the newest members of your network a part of it.
  • Make new introductions. Each member of your network has their own network. That means thousands of new connections are at your fingertips. If you’re looking to make a connection at a certain company or in a certain industry, ask you network if they can put you in touch.
  • Get advice. Whether you’re unsure of a new job offer or are looking for some general career guidance, there is likely a member of your network who could give you a little inspiration.
  • Learn more about your industry. Ask your best connections what conferences they attend, what books they read, and who their favorite influencers are.

Image via Jurgen Appelo/Flickr.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

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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