When times are tough, self-preservation instincts can kick in and we may act in ways to hold onto what we have rather than take any kind of risk to move forward. Yet sometimes staying in place can be the riskiest (non-)move of all.
What you may not realize is that while you’re working to maintain your position, you can also be engaging in the single most important activity that can lower your overall career risk and increase your career options: NETWORKING.
How? By investing time in building and maintaining strong relationships, you’ll find that your network can:
- Alert you to job opportunities they might hear about through the grapevine