Monday, January 19, 2015

Are You A Powerful Networker?

Are you a powerful networker? Many nurses and healthcare professionals aren't aware of the crucial importance of networking for the development of their careers. After all, do they even talk about networking in nursing school? In my latest podcast (The Nurse Keith Show, Episode 3), I lay the groundwork for how networking is one of the keys that can unlock the door that opens onto a landscape of vibrant professional success.

Whether you're a nursing student, novice nurse, or seasoned professional, I contend that online and face-to-face networking skills should be developed and maintained throughout your career, and that building a robust professional network is a key to success.

When you develop authentic, symbiotic relationships with a growing cohort of like-minded professionals in your industry, you'll be able to tap the expertise and collective genius of that network when you need it most.

Meanwhile, networking is always a two-way street, thus being a professional who gives to and supports others is another way to promote and build long-term positive relationships with other nurses and professionals.

If you want to have the most satisfying career possible, a powerful professional network is an important aspect of your career that should be conscientiously tended on a daily basis. Episode 3 of "The Nurse Keith Show" is a great place to start!

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