Why You Should Attend Networking Events

Why You Should Attend Networking Events

Colossus Media Group hosted our first networking event on December 18th! We invited the members of the Toms River, Shrewsbury, and Red Bank LeTips, some clients, and our team to get together before the holidays and get to know one another! The event went really well and fun was definitely had by all with lots of food, drinks, and conversation. If you didn’t attend our networking event, here are a few key reasons why you should make it out to the next one!

1. Networking Strengthens Your Business Connections

Networking is the ultimate way to form strong business relationships. Firstly, you’re getting together with like-minded individuals in an informal, low-pressure environment. And second, you have the opportunity to make solid connections with people who are directly involved in your industry. Remember to be authentic. Be personable and vulnerable to an extent. This is a surefire way to garner mutual respect and of course, create a lasting relationship.

2. Networking Provides You With Career Advice and Support

One of the other key benefits of attending networking events is gaining career advice and support. A lot of times, people attending these events are at varying stages of their careers. Those who have been in the industry for years may be more than willing to provide you with insight for the future! Likewise, you’ll be able to discuss any common challenges and seek (or offer) suggestions and guidance to your peers!

3. Networking Helps You Find New Opportunities

Professional networking can open doors for not only advice and guidance, but potentially, new roles and career paths. You never know who may be hiring or who might know someone who is. Attending these events might lead you to your dream job!

4. Networking Provides Motivation and Inspiration

It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day monotony of the office… and it can be even easier to lose motivation because of your routine. Networking can be a great way to motivate and inspire you! Talking to people who are in a similar place can help you expand your mindset and broaden your horizons. In some ways, these events could even provide you with the opportunity to take on some friendly competition, which can surely encourage you to strive for your professional goals.

Networking is an amazing way to develop your professional skills and skyrocket your career. After the success of our last event, we’ll surely have more in the future! Follow us on social media and be on the lookout for details about our next networking event!