YOUR PERSONAL NETWORK ... LEADS TO PERSONAL SUCCESS
By Eric Woodruff, CPA, CCIFP
Partner, Audit & Assurance Services
One of the first steps young professionals should take on their path toward success is becoming aware of the importance of building a personal network. They will learn to think of this network as the safety net that lies below them as they climb the corporate ladder. These networked colleagues can catch them when they fall and hoist them back up, as well as provide a bridge to get to the next level!
However, building a personal network should not be a one-sided effort. In other words, you shouldn't foster relationships merely for your own personal gain, but recognize and respect the importance of reciprocity.