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Develop and boost your networking skills

As part of the ACS Canberra Mentoring Program, we are providing resources and guidance to help you develop and boost your networking skills.

Event Start: Tue 05 Dec 05:30 PM
Event Finish: Tue 05 Dec 07:30 PM


Registration End Date: Fri 01 Dec 05:30 PM

<strong>Mentoring Matters!</strong><br>The purpose of the ACS Mentoring Program is to provide an opportunity for members to help members; to connect individuals with those seeking advice and guidance to develop their careers.<br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>Why are networking skills important?</strong></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Business networking skills can play a valuable role when it comes to finding a job or increasing your hiring potential in Canberra.<br><br><strong>At this event, we will cover:</strong></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>Building relationships - </strong></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">The key to business, and a successful job hunt, is building strong interpersonal relationships over time with people around you, including your mentors.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">To build a network of professional friends, you need to be open, honest, and genuinely engaged in their causes. Be more interested in their needs than your own; ask open-ended questions and get to know them as people first and sources of advice, second.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>Improve your emailing skills - </strong></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Whilst social media has become an important part of our everyday lives, nothing beats a well written email. Emails remain the dominant method of communication in business, but there are some key points to get your email read and acted upon.</span></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Always keep the email short, easy to ready, and focus mainly reason of the email.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>Work on your communication skills - </strong></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Good communication skills are the most important factor in differentiating successful individuals in business, and any relationship including friendship, and mentorship.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">We all know of people that are incredibly intelligent but lack the ability to communicate effectively, limiting their career progression. </span></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">In networking, people are generally willing to help, but if you are unable to communicate what you want effectively, they will be unable to act upon it.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>Hone an impressive elevator pitch - </strong></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">The 30-second elevator pitch remains a constant in the world of business and professional networking.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">People pass judgements on others very quickly, so the elevator pitch is useful, and extremely important for summarising what value you can offer to a potential employer or others in as few words as possible.</span></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;"><span><span>Make sure your pitch exudes passion and personality, on top of key milestones and achievements. Your 30-second elevator pitch should include who are you, what you do and what value you can offer etc.</span></span></span><br>...<br>1<strong>5 Sept:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank">Participation check-in (1): Aug 2023 - Jan 2024</a>


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Suite 3, Level 5, 64 Northbourne AV,Canberra,ACT,Australia

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  • ACS Canberra Hub
    Suite 3, Level 5, 64 Northbourne AV
    Canberra ACT 2601
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  • Event Start: Tue 05 Dec 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Tue 05 Dec 07:30 PM
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