Mentor Spotlight: How to build your network with confidence
Networking is a key part to landing any job these days but having the confidence to reach out to people can be daunting. What if you had a few tricks up your sleeve to make your task a little easier?
Apprentice Nation Mentor, Mike Malak, has been sharing some exclusive insights to help you get on the radar of music industry professionals.
Networking is definitely one of the keys to success in this business, but how do you get started? Keep reading for some of his top tips on reaching out to people in the industry, making new contacts and ultimately, getting a job.
Mike is a Senior Agent at Paradigm, looking after the performing careers of Billie Eilish, Jess Glynne, Girl In Red and Denzel Curry, amongst others. He also launched his own record label this year, Coldpress.
Whether you’ve got dreams to set up your own music festival one day or whether you want to be the next head of Atlantic Records, check out Mike’s tips and advice for getting a few steps ahead of the game.
Mike’s top tips for making industry connections:
Thanks Mike! We reckon doing your research and putting a bit of thought into your approach and offer is what will give you the confidence to start making connections.
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Next time, we’ll be hearing from Kema Davies, UK Early Careers Recruiter at Microsoft, with her tips on how to push yourself out of your comfort zone and grow in your career.
For more tips on networking online, check out what RAYE told us in her Apprentice Nation interview.