Career Development

When the Idea of ‘Networking’ Feels Daunting Right Now

You’re ready for your next step in your career. But you’re not yet sure whether this company you’re eyeing really is a good fit for you. Or what it’s like to work at that organisation you’ve followed for a while now. But at the same time, the idea of ‘networking’ feels daunting to you right now.

Focus on something small first.

Pick one person from LinkedIn to send an informational interview request to.

That’s it.

One person who is a first degree or second degree connection – someone you’ve interacted with before but haven’t really spoken to about the company or organisation that they’re with and that you’re interested in.

This is your chance to learn more about how they experience their workplace and what they do – and perhaps even cultivate a lead into the organisation for yourself.