Every PR professional should network with other professionals because it helps you land a job for the future. Have you ever heard the phrase, “It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know?” Networking is an important skill because it opens new opportunities for everyone to learn about interested careers. Remember communication is key and it is best to respond to professional contacts with a memorable message in a timely fashion.
Some great ways to build your networking circle is to create a LinkedIn profile and invite new professionals to your profile. After inviting new professionals, endorse their skills and view their profiles. These people can also endorse your skills and recommend you to meet with other professionals alike. It is always good to be prepared with business cards when meeting new people for the first time because it helps them to remember who you are afterwards. To meet new professionals, be on the lookout for networking nights with PRSSA and social mixers with PRSA or SPRA by following their social media and staying updated with the latest events and other groups in Sacramento.
Some helpful social media pages to follow are:
Social Media Club Sacramento @smcsac
Girls on the Grid @girlsonthegrid
The Urban Hive @TheUrbanHive
It is always good to stay informed and be more involved within the community to network with other locals. Some news is better than no news.
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