There’s a better way to do networking in 2017. It comes in the form of an app called Shapr, it’s 100% free, and it might just change your life.
The truth is that meeting the right person at the right time can make all the difference in your career. Whether it’s bouncing ideas off a peer group, creating new opportunities through a social interaction, or being exposed to a fresh approach that changes your whole point of view, networking is a critical part of being a professional. Just ask anyone in the entertainment industry.
Yet networking in Los Angeles, such as it is, can feel a bit, for lack of a better word, icky.
Real-life events focused on networking can be a total crapshoot, where you often don’t know the motivations or qualifications of the people you’re about to meet. And in L.A. where drive-time comes at a premium, even just traveling to functions like this can be a major pain.
Doing it online is a more efficient approach, but sites like LinkedIn, where you have literally hundreds of connections to sift through, can make networking feel hollow and superficial.
This is where Shapr comes in.
Shapr’s ingenious algorithm combines geographic proximity, self-selected interests, and work experience to curate a daily, personalized selection of ten to fifteen people you ought to meet.
You can check the matches each day (anonymously) then swipe right to accept or left to reject. And with 35,000 users already in L.A., including in the tech and entertainment industries, there’s no shortage of possible connections.
When you and a new connection match up then you’ll have the chance to start a conversation that could lead to a real-life meet-up, whether it’s discussing a collaboration over coffee or exchanging best practices during happy hour.
The important thing is that Shapr offers a starting point to developing a great one-to-one relationship with a like-minded person that focuses on quality over quantity. And as any savvy business person knows, it’s not just about who you know, it’s how well you know them.
So what are you waiting for? If an app is free to download and has the potential to affect your entire future wouldn’t you give it a shot?
Download Shapr today.
The is post is a sponsored collaboration between Shapr and We Like L.A.
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