Whether you just started a job search, or have a job, it is a good idea to start building business relationships from the moment you say hello to a hiring manager. Business relationship management becomes easier when the foundation of it is strong from day one. These 3 basic rules will help you build business relationships that make you feel successful.
Focus on quality and not quantity
Did you ever notice successful people seem to have a small inner circle of people they trust? There is a reason for it. Having a high number of relationships is not as helpful as having a few “quality” business relationships.
Building business relationships that lead to success starts more with having a few close people to trust. Simply knowing lots of people is not as helpful as knowing the right people for you.
In today’s connected world, we can all say we know people. But it does not always make for a quality business relationship.
Treat others the way you wish to be treated
Building business relationships often start with finding those who enjoy being treated the way you like. The only way you find these people is by treating others how you expect to be treated. This takes time and effort.
Not everyone is meant to get along because we come from different backgrounds, morals, and ethics. Treat others the way you want to be treated and you will surround yourself with people who understand you.
Practice generosity in many ways
A great way to start building business relationships is to be generous with your eyes, ears, mind, and heart.
What does this mean?
- When you see the person, show excitement on your face.
- Be a listener and do not interrupt people while they explain themselves.
- Celebrate their accomplishments with your heart. Show how proud you are of them.
- Be generous with your mind. Show people you think about what they tell you.
The above helps you with business relationship management because being generous builds trust and support.