Five reasons to make summer networking season

Cathie Ericson, in an article, explains why even summer is a good time for networking. She finds five reasons that we summarize as follow:

1. Many professionals are “more relaxed” and therefore take advantage of the slower pace for new acquaintances.
2. The “competition” decreases precisely because many believe it is not a good time to have a coffee with someone or look for a job.
3. The moments of inactivity are more frequent: this allows a greater possibility to forge relationships with our external contacts.
4. Leaving the office – and / or quitting smart working – is easier when many colleagues are on vacation. Here comes the opportunity to devote time to networking.
5. Internal networking can be strengthened: the more time available allows you to strengthen ties within the company and have more news on what is happening.