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Great networking conversation starters

Networking is an important part of progressing in your current job or finding a new job. Here are some great networking conversation starters.

"What line of work are you in?"
"What brought you here today."
"How is your day going so far?"
"Do you mind if I join you here where it's a bit quieter?"
"How long have you been with the organization?"
"How are things in your department?"
"That looks good. Where did you find it?"
"Are you from this area?"

Once you have got the conversation started, be sure to share your elevator pitch with them.

A career coach can help you prepare for networking conversations.

You might also be interested in reading: How to create an elevator pitch.