Q. Is it crit­i­cal to net­work within one’s com­pany as well? A.

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Although net­work­ing ex­ter­nally is con­sid­ered crit­i­cal for cor­po­rate suc­cess, net­work­ing in­ter­nally is equally im­por­tant for your ca­reer. Con­nect­ing with your col­leagues, cre­ates value for you and your or­gan­i­sa­tion for to­day and for the fu­ture. These con­tacts will stay with you many years af­ter you may have left. Hav­ing said that, strike a healthy bal­ance so as not to be seen as ‘suck­ing up’! Ben­e­fits of net­work­ing in­ter­nally are: • Im­proves your per­sonal brand as you gain vis­i­bil­ity–projects you as a win­ner Know­ing peo­ple and in­for­ma­tion be­yond your cu­bi­cle can be use­ful for com­plet­ing projects Help you re­tain your job, es­pe­cially in a down­turn • •

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