Creating a community to help your career

Creating a community

Creating a community can help your career. When you are starting out you have to do everything yourself. You might be working remotely and have no access to other creatives in your town or village. Or you’re in a large city and it is hard to meet up with people as everyone has no time. I’ve been in all of these situations and it was one of the reasons that I started Creative Women International.

So you might be wondering how creating a community can help you? If we think about the actual community that we have around us already, it might be your family or friends that you have known for years. Although these are people who are close to you, they may not be the best people to add to your ‘career community’.  Friends and family can be great support but they may not always be the best testing ground for your business/career ideas. They may not be your target audience, customer or know anything about the industry you are trying to break into.

So what can we do about this, if this is the only community we have right now?

I had the pleasure of talking about this with Vicky Shilling (one half of The Reset) in this week’s podcast. She has created a community of like-minded women who are also building their own businesses and careers.

  1. In the podcast we talk about ways of building communities to help your career- both on and off line.
  2. How you can create your own community if none exist that you want to join.
  3. How support isn’t always found in the place you thought it would be, and what to do about that.
  4. How to make the most of a community and why goal setting can really move your career/business forwards.

You can listen to the podcast below:

Do you need support to grow your own career or business? Have you ever thought about mentoring? You can find out more here: Mentoring

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