even if you sit behind a computer to do your work, in this digital world, we can’t forget that personal relationships still matter — a lot.
through social media we connect with, friend, and link up with hundreds — sometimes thousands — of people, some of whom we may never have even met. add the power of a face-to-face personal relationship and you can help create more effective lasting impressions.
enter: the importance of networking.
it doesn’t matter if your end-goal is to get a new job, more freelance work or to just get tips from your peers, connecting with other creatives like yourself is a must-do. it can help you get motivated to start that next project, learn a new skill, or maybe you meet your next partner or land a new gig. important opportunities you have yet to consider could be lurking at every turn.
sometimes it’s hard to put yourself out there. but at The Copy Lab, we’ve got your back. that’s why we’ve planned an event that cures wallflower syndrome and makes networking more approachable, less stressful and better than ever. it’s our speed-date networking event slated for tuesday, april 16 from 7 – 9:30 pm at revel in the west village.
a few things to help you prepare for worthwhile networking:
- make sure your linked in profile is up-to-date and reflective of your creative genius (people will be checking you out!)
- bring copies of your stellar, error-free resume and plenty of business cards to hand out
- follow up with your new connections via email, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
- did i mention bring plenty of business cards?
who knows where the invaluable information you glean from other creatives going through what you are will take you.
a bit more advice? reserve your spot for some quality speed-date networking now. keep checking our site for more events; new dates are always being added.
meredith clinton bell