Networking for People Who Think It's a Dirty Word


Networking for People Who Think It's a Dirty Word



Networking tends to throw up images of tedious small talk with strangers, grabbing as many business cards as possible and lots of hassle. So most assume it’s not for them.

We will explore this mindset and develop new approaches, applicable in all kinds of situations, not just formal networking events. You don’t need to feel ‘fake’ - often those who seem like great networkers aren’t selling themselves but making genuine connections. There are just too many opportunities out there to miss out on through avoidance and anxiety.

There’s now way around it: career advancement requires you to extend your network.

You become more visible, always feel in control and will always create more business opportunities.


  • Learn what networking behaviours actually increase your chances of getting breaks

  • Find out which ways of networking and finding opportunities are right for you

  • Connect with the right people who can help you get where you want to be

  • Understand the values and norms of new peer groups and how you can help them

  • Learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can help your career

  • Develop strategies to create your own job through networking

  • Figure out how to make networking events work for you


Martin Underwood is the head of Career Strategy at Life Productions. He made a successful career change from criminal law barrister to Head of HR at one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. Here,  he doubled the team  and learnt what it takes to get hired. 

Qualified in psychometric career testing and career coaching, and Career Consultant to a top university, he has helped 1000s of  people with their career. 


Suitable for those curious about applying this in their work. No other requirements.

Plans change. So if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 48 hours before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this. This course has a required minimum for enrollment to make the numbers add up, so we have to reserve the right to cancel this course when this is the case within 24 hours of the start date of the course.