21 Ways to Network (Without Leaving Your Couch)
For most, networking is one of the most vulnerable things you can do. Physically getting in front of someone will always be the best way to connect — but what if you’re just not feeling it today? Take 10 minutes this weekend (while curled up on a big, comfy couch), and let’s get your career boosted. Here’s a list of options to open you up.
Write a congratulations card to someone who just got a promotion
Update your LinkedIn profile (it’s been awhile, hasn’t it?)
Post your goals on a social media site and ask for help achieving them
Challenging project on your plate? Ask your network for advice
Send a kind message to someone struggling in their job
Download Shapr and start connecting
Research (or begin) a side hustle
Make an actual phone call (gasp!) to an old coworker
Connect with someone you admire on LinkedIn
Write a recommendation letter for a colleague
Contact your alumni association to assist a student with their career development
Write a bi-yearly “what’s up” email to your mentors
Thoughtfully comment on a blog post of someone you admire
Message someone who has made an impact on you and tell them why
Ask a blogger if you could guest-write a post
Call an old client and see if they could use your services again
Write about a tough experience in your career and how you handled it. Post on LinkedIn.
Cold-email someone your resume and how you could add value to their organization
Ask a colleague for an informational interview
Write down your dream companies and do some research on opportunities available
Got any other suggestions? Comment below and join the conversation!