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.

 

  1. Write a congratulations card to someone who just got a promotion

  2. Update your LinkedIn profile (it’s been awhile, hasn’t it?)

  3. Post your goals on a social media site and ask for help achieving them

  4. Challenging project on your plate? Ask your network for advice

  5. Send a kind message to someone struggling in their job

  6. Download Shapr and start connecting

  7. Research (or begin) a side hustle

  8. Make an actual phone call (gasp!) to an old coworker

  9. Connect with someone you admire on LinkedIn

  10. Write a recommendation letter for a colleague

  11. Contact your alumni association to assist a student with their career development

  12. Write a bi-yearly “what’s up” email to your mentors

  13. Thoughtfully comment on a blog post of someone you admire

  14. Message someone who has made an impact on you and tell them why

  15. Make some changes to your resume

  16. Ask a blogger if you could guest-write a post

  17. Call an old client and see if they could use your services again

  18. Write about a tough experience in your career and how you handled it. Post on LinkedIn.

  19. Cold-email someone your resume and how you could add value to their organization

  20. Ask a colleague for an informational interview

  21. Write down your dream companies and do some research on opportunities available

Got any other suggestions? Comment below and join the conversation!


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