This is a sponsored article on behalf of Shapr.
As the old adage goes, when it comes to your career, it's not what you know but who you know. But in a city as vast and competitive as London, how exactly do you go about building a strong professional network? We're talking one that's mutually beneficial, that helps you move your career or business to the next level. That's where Shapr comes in.
This clever new networking app is a match-making maven, having set up over 25 million professional relationships in the US, UK, and France. Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to forge a team for the next big tech start-up, or a consultant on the hunt for new clients, Shapr can help.
The premium service ensures you stay ahead of the curve by putting you in the driver's seat. In just a swipe or two, you can filter through the 1.6 million users to ensure that you find just what you're after. With tags spanning job title, location, goals, and interests, you'll be hobnobbing with the right people in no time... and all without the stress of intimidating boardroom pitches.
But don't just take our word for it. Here's just a smattering of what London-based Shapr users had to say:
Balint Bertock found the mentorship he needs
"London's Shapr community is highly heterogeneous, which allowed me to meet and exchange with a lot of people and find mentorship in areas where I needed it. The best advantage I got through Shapr is the easy access to the skills that I lack. I need guidance in finance when I don't even have a CFO yet? I can find someone. I need some guidance on how to build my new SaaS product? I can find someone. It's awesome."
Shapr made Paul Herdemian's career move much less daunting...
"Shapr has been an instrumental tool in my transition into self-employment after working for 15+ years on the inside of organisations. It has opened up doors, brought me interesting perspectives, and some great conversation through the many meetings I’ve been able to set up through the app in a very short time frame. It has helped me build-up confidence as I begin to build and grow my new venture."
...And introduced Kal Iyalla to some exciting projects
"I've made wonderful and meaningful connections with co-founders, entrepreneurs and career mentors. Shapr has significantly boosted my network and, by consequence, my commercial acumen as I’m now involved in a number of exciting passion projects with some of my Shapr connections. "
Convinced? We thought so. Download Shapr and get ready for your next big professional adventure.