Seems a bit of a contradiction – inclusive networking! Networking is often seen as a ‘closed shop’ affair. Here are some tips for inclusive career networking, if you’re an influencer, established in your career, or if you’re feeling locked out of professional networks and you need information about un/advertised vacancies, recommendations and introductions, mentoring, and so on.
The tips are based on my experience as a career practitioner and social entrepreneur recruiter.
There’s clear evidence that race, for example, can and does lock some people out of successful career development. It’s perhaps improving, but….
You’re probably aware of the Government’s report on the state of UK racial equality. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/31/uk-an-exemplar-of-racial-equality-no-10s-race-commission-concludes?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Lots of anger on social media about that.
So here are some inclusive career networking tips, for influencers and jobseekers: