The importance of networking.

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Keep reading for lighthouse-approved resources, newsletters, podcasts, and more to help you grow your network, because it's not what you know - it's who you know.


In-Person Resources

  • Lunchclub makes curated connections for 1:1 lunch or coffee meetings. Tell them your goals, get your new connections delivered to your inbox, then meet in person to build your network.

  • Browse the Career & Business groups on Meetup to see what's happening near you.

  • Brunchwork organizes weekly brunches featuring an industry leader who shares his or her expertise. Recent guests have included leaders at Google, Compass, and more!

Online Resources


  •  Ladies: Girlboss is launching a networking platform for - you guessed it - women supporting women. Ask and answer questions, get advice, and more.

  • Did you know that Slack has communities of like-minded professionals that discuss a variety of subjects? Each community has various public threads with the option of sending direct messages to anyone in that community.

  • In case you're late to the game, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional networking site, with more than 600 million users worldwide. 

  • Believe it or not, Twitter and Reddit can also be great places to make connections.

Helpful Podcasts

You've got your one on one coffee session or group meetup coming up. But is your conversation game up to par?

  • Check out these 8 podcasts from The Muse to challenge your thinking, expose you to new ideas, and help you do a deep dive into subjects you want to know more about. Interesting conversation will make you more memorable!

Networking Articles

  • Not a fan of networking, but know you have to do it? Check out this article from Medium.

  • Consider this Networking Advice No One Tells you, from Forbes.

  • Do you have the right energy for networking? Read these tips from Entrepreneur

  • Introvert's: this one is for you. Here is some advice for networking with minimal anxiety and awkwardness.

Video Prep

Books

The Balance Careers put together an extensive list of the 8 Best Networking Books of 2019.


  • Learn how to get skilled at making connections, know your weaknesses and learn how to overcome them. 

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