There are many benefits to networking with other professionals, from discovering potential business opportunities to boosting your chances of future employment. However, many people find it hard to know where to start when it comes to networking.
RICS offers several ways to meet and talk with other surveyors.
RICS Matrics is a network for trainees, apprentices, students and newly qualified RICS professionals providing advice and support. . It offers many benefits, including local networking events where you can meet other surveyors in a more social environment. RICS Matrics runs events around the UK throughout the year in more than 40 locations.
Joining Matrics can be a valuable way to make new connections and develop a support network that will help you throughout your career. RICS Matrics have just launched a new Instagram channel @RICSMatrics, so check it out to see what exciting things you could be doing with your new network.
Social media is another great tool for networking. RICS has its own LinkedIn Group, which welcomes property professionals, students and graduates alike. Any member of the group can post a discussion or comment on others’ posts.
In addition, you can find links to featured jobs directly through the group. Even more than meeting new people, this is a great way to stay up to date with new developments in the industry.
RICS Recruit Live is the only official RICS careers fair, bringing property professionals together from around the UK and the globe. The event offers the opportunity to meet top surveying employers and recruiters as well as time to network with other attendees.
The event is open to professionals at any level, from students and graduates looking to learn more about how to become RICS qualified through to surveyors with years of experience wanting to continue their professional development.
The next RICS Recruit Live event will be held on 18 October at RICS HQ in London. Register today to book your free ticket.