Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Friday, November 3, 2017
Studying or living abroad is something many people would love to pursue, and you’re smart to start growing your network now to make that goal a reality. For starters, tap your local network and do a quick search for local groups that match your interests. You’re bound to find at least a few leads to start. With modern technology allowing you to connect with anyone around the globe in real-time, you have people everywhere at your fingertips through email, social media, and more. All you need is an introduction from a friend or a reason to reach out and start connecting.
After that, it’s time to turn to your good friend the internet. Looking for business contacts in Prague? Find a LinkedIn group for expats or professionals in that region and start engaging. Contribute to discussions, create rapport, and build your network just as you would back home. Search, rinse and repeat to continue networking on every platform from Facebook to Reddit. There are literally millions of people around the globe ready to connect with you if you take a moment to insert yourself in the right conversations.
All the best wherever your career takes you!