A good network is the passport to a great job.
If you don't have a professional network, there's a real danger you'll spend months applying to faceless application forms while your better connected friends get job opportunities falling into their lap!
Just as bad and just as common - when you're lucky enough to have some existing connections, but you don't really know how to use these to your advantage.
Networking like a pro is an ESSENTIAL skill in today's job market.
In our course, entrepreneur and soft skills guru Rommell Wallace walks you through how he became a master networker – and the simple steps YOU can take to do the same.
By the end of the course, you will:
Networking Your Future is a complete, 360 degree introduction to the world of professional networking.
We'll cover, together, how start building a professional network that can be a powerful springboard to your career.
First we'll cover how to be prepared – the crucial steps to take to make sure YOU can benefit from networking opportunities at any time.
Then we'll look at the skill of networking itself – from how to present yourself in person, to 21st century networking using various online tools.
Lastly, we'll focus on how to develop your network over the long term, building and nurturing ongoing, highly valuable professional relationships.
Start learning now – and grab all the networking knowledge Rommell has learned in his professional career in just half an hour!
The first step to being an effective networker is to prepare and in this lesson, Rommell shows you how. Find out how you can get ready to be a master networker yourself.
A crisp, compelling summary of who you are and what you are looking for acts as a powerful gateway to effective networking. Perhaps the most important lesson in the course.
In the 21st century, networking is as much digital as it is face-to-face. Before you start opening doors, you need to optimize your digital presence - you'll learn how to do just that in this lesson.
Networking in person is about optimizing for the right opportunities - learn how to get yourself to the right places at the right time.
In this lesson, learn how to spot and maximize any chance to grow your professional network.
Don't forget to swap contact details! In this lesson, Rommell shows you how to seamlessly integrate detail-swapping into your networking activities.
Connecting online can be faster and as or even more effective than meeting in person. Watch this lesson to learn which tools to use and how.
Networks are like plants - they must be lovingly nurtured to stay healthy and grow. After this lesson you'll know how to follow up with a new contact professionally and effectively.
uptimize has a simple mission: to make access to relevant and transformative soft skills training available to anyone, anywhere.
Soft skills like networking, interviewing or communication are THE most important of all skills to our lives and careers; they are the foundation on which all other skills rest and rely.
With uptimize courses, you'll learn skills as important to your career as anything you learned at school or university.
Use our super high quality, employer-endorsed courses to quickly and effectively master the key soft skills that everyone needs and most people never get taught!
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uptimize was founded by Oxford graduate Ed Thompson in 2014. Ed is an experienced executive and businessman who rose to join the Leadership Team of a $100m/year revenue tech company by the age of just 28. Previously he had held positions in management consulting and private equity. Ed is passionate about soft skills, having founded the groundbreaking apprenticeships program 'Tech City Stars' in east London, and has vast experience 'at the coalface' of soft skills in business, having personally interviewed over 200 job applicants during his career.