Building Your Professional Network with Aaron Fung — Career Relaunch podcast episode 35

Joseph Liu
Jun 13 · 3 min read

How can building your network pay off in your career? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Aaron Fung, a former change management consultant turned Talent Brand Strategist for LinkedIn shares his thoughts on how your professional network can be an incredible resource for you in your career and why your job should be an extension of your authentic self. I also share some thoughts on how my professional network has unlocked some great opportunities for me in my own career.


Key Career Insights

  1. You can get feedback from people who are close to you, people in your peer group, and someone further along in their career who can provide more experienced perspectives on your situation. Tap into your strengths, but be aware of your vulnerabilities.

Tweetables to Share

It’s hard to ask for help, but if you’re willing to put your ego on hold, it can create an opportunity for you. — Aaron Fung, Tweet This

Some of the best opportunities have come from my efforts to stay in touch with someone. — Joseph Liu, Tweet This

Relevant Resources

Listener Challenge

During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about the importance of creating a regular habit of keeping your network warm. Commit to one ritual you can easily manage that forces you to stay in regular contact with your network contacts so they don’t go cold! If you have a good tactic, I’d love to hear about it below in the comments.

Also, I always love connecting with listeners, so I’d welcome you following or connecting with me on LinkedIn.


About Aaron Fung, Talent Brand Strategist at LinkedIn

Aaron Fung spent thirteen years trying to figure out what he wanted to do. That journey took him from financial services to non-profit to consulting jobs and an MBA in Human and Organizational Performance from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of management. He finally discovered his dream job at LinkedIn this year, where he helps companies develop and enhance their talent brand to recruit the best candidates in the world. In his spare time, he runs a blog called “ Go See the World” which is dedicated to travel. If you want to connect with Aaron, be sure to check out his profile on LinkedIn.

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Speaker | Career Change Consultant | Career Relaunch podcast host. Passionate about people bravely pursuing work that matters to them.