Posted by Kim Coleman on June 22nd, 2017
Although the digital age has provided us with a variety of opportunities to network and develop, both personally and professionally, the virtual world can often times remove some of the more personal connections often crafted through young professional groups and professional development programs.
When you join a local networking group, like the E3 Young Professionals Group or Leadership Casper, your career can soar, while you make new connections, increase your leadership skills, knowledge, and participation in Natrona County! Not sure if joining is for you? Well, here are five reasons to convince you:
Venturing offline and meeting people face to face gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, share ideas, learn from your peers, build your network, and find potential mentorship opportunities.
Participating in a young professional group or in a professional development program can be an impressive addition to your resume. Not only does it show an interest in volunteerism but also a willingness to take on leadership roles within your community. YOU ARE THE FUTURE!
In these types of programs and groups, the sky is the limit. By participating, you have the ability to learn the various styles and methods of leadership, how they apply to you and your coworkers, and how to utilize your newfound leadership skills to influence others and work together towards a common goal.
Gain personal and local relationships by hanging out with other professionals from different industries and companies. Whether you're looking for a hobby, a little extra work to grow your income and experience or just desire a professional change, a networking group can provide great opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.
No matter what your profession is, staying inspired to grow and innovate can be difficult when you work 40+ hours a week. Connecting with like-minded individuals gives you the opportunity to not only trade ideas, solve problems, and get inspiration that can further your career, but can also provide you with a low-risk way to try out different careers and learn new skills.
Whether or not your goals are to grow your career, build up your personal network, gain knowledge about your community, or make new friends, joining these types of groups and programs can help you get and stay motivated to reach your personal, professional, and community goals.
Cultivate the next generation of professionals in Natrona County!