Networking Tips

Download SIM Boston's Networking 101 Guide Today!

We asked our Board Members "What is your best piece of advice for someone trying to learn how to network?" and it was met with resounding enthusiasm. SIM Boston understands that networking is a skill to be learn, nurtured, and developed over time. So if you're new to the networking game, check out our Networking 101 Guide below!

Networking 101 Guide

What is Networking anyway?

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines networking as the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.

...networking remains the No. 1 cause of job attainment... 

— Hal Lancaster. 

How do I master it?

A major misconception about networking is that all you have to do is show up and your network will magically build. But did you know there are many skills associated with this behavior that need to be trained and nurtured? Networking is about consistency in showing up, creating inclusive conversations, and developing relationships with people who can help you advance.