Your personal network is something that you build almost daily. From your friends and your family all the way to your classmates or your college mates. People that you spend your days with. People that care about you and your life. Basically people that are not connected to your job or your potential career.
Start with your old college mates
When you are starting a new career however, it is important to start by asking for help from the people closer to you, to spread the word about your endeavors. Your closest friend and your family will be able to assist you by making your work public on their social media and by talking to their network every chance they get. But that is not going to be enough in the long term.
You need to take a part of your personal network and actually turn it into a professional one. The best place to start is going to be your old college mates. Assuming that you are beginning a career on your field of expertise, you will want people on the same field to know about it. This will help you build fruitful partnerships and work with others to make things go faster. At the same time, by building a professional network you will know exactly what kind of competition you are going to face in the future.
People will trust you
Another very important reason to turn your personal network into a professional one is because of the fact that those people know you. They know what kind of person you are. Therefore it will be a lot easier for them to trust your work and even use your services and products from the very beginning.
Your personal network will surely give you a boost in the beginning of your career. Take advantage of it and turn it into a professional network by building the right partnerships. A good professional network can be a strong basis to build a successful business career.
Evangelia Papaioannou Project Manager
She occupies with the field of European projects’ implementation. She has recently completed her studies as a Civil Engineer Trainer in the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education. She is, also, experienced in Digital Marketing and Product Management. Within her studies period she gained remarkable experience in teaching, financial administration and human resources management.