Ladies, networking is not just for men in top level, white collar, Corporate America. Even the bold and the beautiful, working mom can make connections, strengthen her community and build her network. There are several ways in which working mothers can develop their professional skills at the office or in the convenience of their homes.
Listed below are practical suggestions in which Power Moms can also be Power Networkers!
Stay in the Loop
Whether you have a full time, part time job or work from home, it is important to stay connected. Being a mother is definitely a full time job but there are ways in which mother can stay current on industry news and trends. Subscribe to a focus or industry magazine or publication. This is a low cost and practical way of staying in touch with development trends in your profession. Take the time to write to the editor or publisher of the magazine with specific questions which relate to your career. Also, improve your communication skills and expertise by submitting articles to the publication. You may have the opportunity to be featured in a monthly or quarterly issue.
Stay on the Scene
Although there are many demands for raising a family, it is necessary to network with your colleagues. Keep up your membership to clubs and organizations. Take time to schedule a few events for meeting new people and growing your network. It is very vital to be effective in your networking objectives. The commitment and extra time that you invest into your endeavors will definitely pay off and be a huge benefit. As you continue to network, find ways to take on leadership roles within your group or organization. This will definitely bring awareness to your personal and business goals and objectives.