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Networking Beyond Borders: How Diverse Connections, Mentorship, and Social Media Can Supercharge Your Career

You’re no stranger to networking, but to be honest, you kind of stick to the same circle. Maybe it’s a professional association, an alumni group or even just a large group of co-workers.

The fact that you’re taking time at all to network is great, but it’s also important to broaden your horizons. Here’s some advice to help you get started.

The Power of Diverse Perspectives: How Connecting With People From Different Backgrounds Can Expand Your Horizons

Making new connections is a great way to expand your horizons. However, you’ll only be able to learn and grow so much if you’re always networking with the same type of people. Getting to know people from a variety of backgrounds will open your eyes to different ways of thinking, help you better relate to them and allow you to meet amazing people you might not have crossed paths with otherwise.

From Mentorship to Collaboration: How Networking Can Lead To Mutually Beneficial Partnerships

Networking can change your career for the better. You might end up meeting someone who will serve as your mentor, project collaborator or future business partner.

More than just a way to boost your number of contacts, you can create real partnerships that benefit everyone involved. When you meet people with different types of experiences and viewpoints, you can learn a lot from one another. The inherent give and take involved in these relationships can help both of you work closer to career enhancement.

Mastering Social Media: How to Leverage Online Platforms for Networking

In the past, networking was done strictly in person. However, social media has made it possible to connect with people in all corners of the world, without having to leave your home.

Of course, the sheer magnitude of social media can be overwhelming. Knowing where to start can be a challenge, so focus on platforms most relevant to your industry. From there, you’ll want to engage like-minded people by joining groups, commenting on posts and following people who interest you — or sending requests to connect, if using LinkedIn.

This will allow you to meet new people in your industry, at companies you’re interested in and in jobs you’d like to learn more about. You’ll needed to put time and energy into these activities on a regular basis, so you can continuously expand your network and nurture existing contacts.

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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.