The If You Could Jobs Weekly: Tips on networking from two business founders

We talk to SXWKS’s Charles Olayinka and Zosia Swidlicka of Opening Line about overcoming the challenges of networking – from gathering confidence to embracing curiosity.

14 October 2022

We asked you – our wonderful readers – to tell us what networking means to you. What are the benefits? How do you actually go about making new contacts? What tools do you use online or in person? And what are the biggest barriers to networking you’ve faced?

We summarised your responses coupled with reflections and tips from Charles Olayinka of SXWKS and Zosia Swidlicka of Opening Line – two business founders who have nurtured their own creative networks in unique ways.

“I’m always wondering if the person I’m talking to is even interested in what I’m saying. In all honesty I haven’t completely overcome it – but for now I just try and ignore that little voice.” says Charles Olayinka, founder and director of creative collective SXWKS.

Click here to read the full focus on our audiences’ challenges and attitudes towards networking on the If You Could Jobs Journal.

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