The value of networking can never be overstated. In a recent blog, What goes around comes around, the significance of presenting yourself as a professional, courteous and considerate individual and more importantly, one who is genuinely interested in the needs of others is reviewed. The impression you leave may ensure that your name comes to the forefront the next time an opportunity to fulfill your needs arises.
The consequences relating to how you are perceived, the impression you leave, your reputation and building your personal brand could be vital in the advancement of your career. Alternatively, the consequences related to a conscious decision to destroy a past relationship could be disastrous. Don’t burn bridges!
Recently, I received an email from someone who had been let go from a company only to be hired back in a different role six months later! Obviously, the relationship he built with this company was instrumental in securing his new position.
Don’t burn briges! You never know how much influence your past could have on your future.