“Don’t be a stranger. Stay in touch, keep the network going”
How many times do we hear people say things like “keep up your networking, because it will pay dividends eventually”.
We start with good intentions to remain in touch, keep the contact going but we get distracted, events happen and then it becomes a bit awkward to re-build the business relationship. Sounds a bit familiar? Don’t despair, it happens to everyone.
Why is networking important?
So our appeal to the brilliant young people who participated in the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge 2015-16 is to stay in touch with your charity and business Dragon. You have done a lot of the really hard work by being part of the Dragons Apprentice Challenge. Now is the time to build upon the relationships you have made with your charity and business Dragon: Tell them what you are doing to develop your skills and competencies. The business Dragon and/or Charity may not reply immediately, but keep going!
Show your resilience and determination – you have everything to gain, and nothing to lose!