There’s a saying in business, “your network determines your net worth”. In nursing, your network may not determine your net worth, but it will often determine your ability to get the best nursing jobs. The great places to work are not looking for a warm body, they are looking for someone who fits with their current team, and will add to it making it even better. The first place they look is for referrals from people on the team who they want more of. In this episode, we will discuss the importance of having a network of the right people, and how to cultivate and leverage that network.
Looking back on my nursing career, I can see numerous times where my network, who I knew, helped to land me a great nursing job. Even as an Entrepreneur, going to conferences and meeting people in person has skyrocketed my business.
In this episode, we learned
- Who should be in your network
- How to cultivate your network
- How to leverage your network
- What your network can and cannot do for your career
“Your network is your net worth.” – Tim Sanders, author, public speaker, and former Yahoo! Director.
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”-Jim Rohn