Volume 7, Issue 4 August-September, 2015
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From the Editor’s Desk NETWORKING = GOOD RELATIONSHIPS Relationships are the most valuable thing in life! Infants, young people, old people, and business men - all are perfect examples to this statement. Relationships especially good ones make you happier and healthier. Networking is in its simplest form is getting to know people. Networking is innate in all of us. Whether you realize it or not, you already belong to many networks (family, friends, colleagues, fellow civic club members, etc.) and these are your primary contacts. You have been and are networking when: • As a baby, you establish a filial relationship with your parents. From birth, you already network every day and everywhere you go.
At school, you establish connection with your classmates and soccer teammates. You strike a casual conversation with the person next to you in line. Meet with your co-workers, or assist your customers.
Networking is a give-and-take process that involves relating to others, not a technique to getting a job or favor. All you have to do is reach out and establish a good and honest relationship. So, Keep networking and building good relationships!
Aida Aida A. Rodriguez, PMP
ADDENDUM TO EDITORIAL PAGE In this issue, Rod Colon (ETP- CEO) and Ali T. Curi (our newest contributor) have given us a reality check and guideline reminders on what NETWORKING really entails: Ali T. Curi: “Networking Redux“ — Networking is about forging bonds and sharing. It’s connecting with people who have common interests and objectives and generously give to one another.” Rod Colon: “Become a Master Networker” — “You should be intent on developing a strong, expansive network of trusted individuals who will support you in your efforts to manage your career as a business. And you must be prepared to offer others your support in return.” Jerry Clifford: “Positive Negatives” — Sometimes a win can come from a loss. Jerry offers a few ways to get on the inside track with employers.
Published on Aug 3, 2015
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