Regardless of whether you’re a business owner looking to hire top talent or someone on the hunt for a more refreshing and fulfilling job role, it’s important to make the right connections. The best way to do this, of course, is by building and getting to know your network.

Manchester has a famously vibrant, buzzing networking scene that’s constantly expanding and evolving. By diving head first into the entrepreneurial melting pot, you can give yourself the best possible chance of meeting the right people.

Networking is crucial in the tech sector, and here are a few reasons why…

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You’ll learn

As you feel your way through the local networking scene, you’ll end up meeting some fascinating people – but you’ll also learn a hell of a lot simply by turning up to these events and listening to others.

Networking gigs come in all shapes and sizes, and you’ll usually get to see some insightful presentations and hear some incredible success stories as you hop between different groups. The more you learn, the better placed you’ll be to offer quality services in the tech sector. And networking is like its own little library in this respect: you’re always picking up new knowledge.

You’ll be inspired

Every busy networker finds themselves experiencing a lightbulb moment at one stage or another – a flash of inspiration that gives them an exciting new idea.

When a group of fellow entrepreneurs and tech sector workers get together in the same room, they riff off one another and the whole place becomes a free-fire ideas zone. Networking might just lead you to a ground-breaking new concept or a change in your point of view

You’ll keep your reputation alive

Networking as little as once a week can spread word of your name far and wide. And the great thing is, as long as you keep attending events, nobody is likely to forget you. Before long, you’ll become one of the most familiar faces on the scene – as well as the first name that pops into people’s heads when they need related services.

It can be challenging to remain relevant and interesting in a sector that’s always progressing,but networking can play a huge role in stoking your presence and reputation.

Get connected with ON:iT Recruitment

If you’re looking to link up with new companies or candidates, there’s no better place to find perfectly suited partners than at ON:iT.

We specialise in bringing together people who are matches made in heaven, focusing purely on creating organic connections across the IT and tech community. We’re well-known for our collaborative approach, and we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built in Manchester’s networking world – even being known for hosting a successful event ourselves at our WeWork HQ!

Get in touch with our team today and we can get right to work on helping you build excellent connections. Give us a call on 0161 416 6000 or drop us a line using our contact form.