The purpose of joining a networking group (Not just REALTOR networking group) is to help build your connections – keep in mind that you need to be active and follow up with those connections, build relationships!
Here are some ideas for you to look into:
1. Alumni Organizations
One of the first places you should go as Career Services probably has an email list you can join and some programs for alumni.
2. Your Local Chamber Of Commerce
They always have networking, often for small businesses to connect but also for job seekers.
You can join up to 50 groups which are great for demonstrating your expertise and joining discussions. There are groups for your profession and networking groups for job seekers. A lot of the job-focused groups have companies showing their open jobs.
Yes, they even have meetings for business networking.
An executive level job board that provides networking opportunities.
Another executive job board that formally promotes networking.
Paid site that offers networking by industry group.
8. Executive Networking Groups
Really great sites that have local chapters include:
- FENG – Financial Executives Networking Group
- MENG – Marketing Executives Networking Group
- TENG – Technology Executives Networking Group
- BENG – Business Executives Networking Group
- SENG – Senior Executive Networking Group
9. BNI International
Touted as the largest business networking organization in the world. I think you get the idea. Search for networking groups within your profession and you are sure to make new connections and expand your reach.