What’s the secret to networking properly? A question that many find themselves asking the night before a big event.
Wanting a new job is one thing. Landing the right one is quite another. This is especially true if you work in competitive market. Even in a buoyant jobs market, there are always plenty of well-qualified professionals who can fill a vacancy, so how do you make sure that you get the one you want?
Does anyone even remember a business landscape before the internet? Was there really life before Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn? These days, an online presence is essential to every organisation’s success, whatever its size and industry, so it’s not just larger employers that need to think about their digital shop window.
Emotional intelligence is not a prerequisite for success. Some very successful people aren’t particularly good at dealing with others. There is even a suspicion that to do well in business you need to lack emotional intelligence. Hard-nosed, self-obsessed narcissists are sometimes portrayed as the type who do best in the corporate world.