Just before his appearance at Sheffield University’s Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) ‘Life After Your MSc’ event, we contacted Binna Kandola, OBE.
DLH: Hi Binna. Firstly, thank you for lending your support to our programme.
You are the co-founder and Senior Partner of the business psychology firm Pearn Kandola. The firm is extremely well known in the fields of Assessment, Development and Diversity.
I wondered if you had any advice for our Group members on how best to network and develop one’s career?
BK: I would say three things…
First, there are different ways of networking and connecting with people. Make sure you find a way that’s suited to the way you work.
Second, the most effective networks and relations are based on trust and that takes more time and effort than just meeting people at an event of some kind.
And third you can’t ignore it – networking is linked to success, so find a way to do it.
I hope that’s useful. Good luck and best wishes.