Work culture expert Denise Hamilton says “it takes a village to raise a career” — but how do people build their villages in today’s virtual world? With a growing number of companies embracing hybrid and remote work, people are spending less time in offices, therefore making fewer connections. Hamilton suggests being organized and strategic when it comes to networking. She provides the following advice:
- Keep your message short and sweet if you’re reaching out over email.
- Aim to add 10 quality connections to your network every three months.
- Suggest a 15-minute Zoom call with a few possible times that work for you.
- Have an open and honest conversation and make plans to stay in touch.