Research shows networking is painful, but it can be a lot better Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Let’s talk about your online presence Six tips on creating an online presence that will help you make a living from your art. The importance of doing things we are bad at Fear of being bad can get in the way of making traction on our goals, projects and ideas for the year ahead. Here’s how to embrace being bad and get the most out of being a beginner. How to unlock your invisible CV (locked) Developing your soft skills, and knowing how to highlight them in a CV or job interview, will become increasingly important in the 21st century. 2019 Conference and Symposium Planner Whether you're looking for professional development, tapping sector trends or seeking to rub shoulders with cultural entrepreneurs, ArtsHub's 2019 Conference Planner maps out what's on offer. (Premium content) Premium content Libby Sander Tuesday 12 June, 2018 Research has shown that networking for the purpose of advancing our professional goals can make us actually feel dirty, so how can we do it better? This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Image: shutterstock.com Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Libby Sander is a lecturer at Bond Business School, Bond University.