When going to a networking event, it is a good habit to prepare yourself by finding an answer to the following questions:
- What’s the type of the event? Is there a speaker? Is there time to network? How much and when? Do you have to present yourself for the whole group?
- What’s the format? Is the event a walking diner? Or a breakfast meeting? Or are there just some snacks, the so-called finger-food?
- What is the dress code? There is nothing more embarrassing to show up underdressed. Being overdressed is better, although this can give you an uncomfortable feeling as well. When you show up in your new cocktail dress and the others are wearing jeans, you don’t seem to fit in the occasion. Avoid this by preparing yourself. If it’s not clear from the invitation, ask the organisation. They are only a phone call away.
To your networking success !
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