Ep 34: 6 Networking Hurdles That Executives Encounter

Navigating the intricacies of networking can be particularly daunting for senior executives, who face a unique set of challenges in advancing their careers. While advice exists for junior professionals, there is a noticeable gap in guidance tailored to seasoned leaders. In this episode, I’ll explain the six common networking hurdles senior executives often encounter and practical strategies to overcome them.

Whether you’re content in your current role, contemplating a career transition, or navigating the aftermath of a layoff, this episode provides invaluable insights for senior leaders actively seeking to expand their networks and plan their next career move. You will learn about the importance of transparency and vulnerability in networking, the psychological toll of secrecy and the benefits of seeking support when needed.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The importance of asking for help when needed.
  • How to practice reaching out for help.
  • Why honesty is generally the best policy.
  • How secrecy can become a bigger burden than expected.
  • The importance of understanding the market when making a career transition.
  • How to create an efficient elevator pitch.
  • How to have networking conversations the right way.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

“Senior leaders often prioritize secrecy, especially if they’ve been laid off. However, when we hold that burden of secrecy and we carry it for a long time, it can take a psychological toll on us.” – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet “When having networking conversations, be succinct, positive and future-focused.” – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet “No matter where you are in your career trajectory, networking as a senior leader is huge.” – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet

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