Many scientists struggle with networking. If you’re one of them, don’t despair. A structured, scientific approach could be all you need.
Networking starts at home. Before you go to a conference or another event, identify a core group of people, likely to be there and whom you’d like to meet to advance your career. These might be potential collaborators, employers, funding sources or future conference programme organisers. Consider individuals who wrote the latest papers in your field, gave a memorable talk at a meeting or won major grants or awards.
Review this blog post in full to find Ruth’s three top tips for networking: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01296-2