Networking seems like the last priority while trying to balance a full time job, a social life, grocery shopping, and everything in between.
Luckily, there is an easy way to make meaningful connections that doesn’t require schlepping to events and dead-end meetups.
If you’re part of an entrepreneur community than you may have already heard of Shapr, the networking app that’s taken off with almost 900,000 professionals using it daily.
The app facilitates a more efficient, do-it-from-anywhere networking experience, that takes less than two minutes a day.
Using Shapr, you pick up to ten self-selected interests such as #yoga or #marketing to get started. The app will then show you around 15 curated profiles a day of people in your area who share your interests.
Swipe right on those you hope to meet, left to pass, and BAM! You’ll get a notification when the interest is mutual and can take that conversation offline. Here are four tips to get the most out of the app and boost your career:
Get In The Door At Interesting Companies
If you have a 2018 resolution to jump ship at your current company and find a more meaningful role elsewhere, networking is the perfect way to get your foot in the door.
Take others to coffee to learn what they like about their company and assess whether that company would be a potential fit for you. If you see a dream job posting later, reach out and ask your Shapr contact to help submit you.
Starting the process early, learning about interesting companies, and making a connection that can be your internal champion will make a world of difference in the interview process.