Never underestimate the value of a small vs large network.

When you first hear the term ‘networking’ it tends to come with a lot of expectations, pressure to execute it perfectly and to have a HUGE set of contacts that you can show off. Most people tend to forget that it’s not the quantity of contacts, but the quality of those contacts and your relationship […]


Your network is worth its weight in gold.

Here’s the thing about networking and building your network, that most people seem to forget … it’s not the quantity of contacts you have, it’s the quality of those contacts and your relationship with them that makes the difference. Let that sink in. Quality > Quantity. You see for some – reaching a 500+ connection […]


Classic networking myths busted.

The practice of ‘networking’ is a difficult tool to master. As is wading through the mounds and mounds of information from website, speakers, friends, colleagues and family on how best to do it and what you 100% should not do. To try and help with this influx of advice, we’ve narrowed down 5 classic #networkingmyths […]


5 things that drive me nuts when networking.

There is a lot of etiquette when it comes to networking. Do this, don’t do that … it’s a lot to remember and take in. At the end of the day … it’s important to remember that networking is nothing more than 2 people connecting because they like each other, have mutual interests, might want […]


How to make networking a win-win.

It’s likely that when you think of your ideal networking interaction, you picture a scenario at an event where: >> Your nerves have disappeared whilst in conversation with a random stranger >> The discussion is about you, your skills and how totally-awesome you are >> BAM you’re offered a job or a potential opportunity with a connection that […]


6 LinkedIn Hacks You Should Know.

OK. So we know LinkedIn is basically one of the best platforms out there to help us increase our personal brand awareness, connect with like-minded professionals AND help us potentially land our dream role (to say the least)!  We’ve put together some of our very best LinkedIn #hacks to help ensure you are using the platform in […]


Start to unleash the power of LinkedIn.

LinkedIn. Love it or loath it … for many people, it’s a key part of putting their professional profile out to the world. However, how much or little you use the platform is up to you. You can keep it basic and create a LinkedIn profile and leave it be, or you can choose to […]


Are you already connected to your future employer?

Let’s talk about the purpose of networking. As an introvert, I would like to confess that it is one of the most draining things we do in social settings. That’s why I prefer getting to know people in different ways or spending my entire evening talking to one interesting human rather than 10 people I […]


What’s the one thing you do to make networking easy?

We know the subject of networking can send shivers down a lot of your spines! And yep – we agree – it can be pretty intimidating! Which is why we went out into the wild, and asked three industry legends “What’s the one thing you do to make networking easy?” Here’s what they had to say. Jess […]


Networking: With Maddy Treherne

We sat down with genYOU legend Maddy Treherne to chat about what networking means to her and how it helped her score a drool-worthy internship!   One // What does networking mean to you?  To me, networking is the connection you have with people. Before I attended generationYOU I thought of networking as ‘who you […]