What Floats Your Boat?
One of the keys to maintaining your career is to participate in interest groups. Between meetup.com and LinkedIn, you can find plenty of options. This is your chance to gather with people who share your interest in a topic.
What’s the Point?
Simple. You get to learn from each other. You stay current on developments. You can pass issues by others who may have already solved the same problem. You can share how you approached a problem that they are having. You are there to help each other and to build relationships.
And Here’s a Secret
If you establish a track record within some groups, if a time comes for a change, you can let them know. The relationships you build in this helpful environment can last a lifetime.
It’s not who you know that matters–it’s who knows you that’s important. Personal branding builds up your reputation to the point where you have a presence even in your absence.
JAROD KINTZ, This Book is Not For Sale
Put Yourself Out There
Here’s another quote from an older source:
No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Matthew 5:15 (this book IS for sale)
If you keep your light hidden, who will know? Do yourself a favor and join a group today. Share your light with the world and enjoy the ride.