This is a sponsored article on behalf of Shapr.
Networking. Where do you find the time?
Many of us, erm... just don't. Heck, in a city like London, it's difficult to find time to catch up with old friends, let alone find new ones. But let's not overlook the fact that your connections are probably the single most effective way of getting a leg up the career ladder. As the old saying goes: it's not what you know, but who you know. So what can you do about it?
We think this nifty networking app, Shapr, will do just the trick.
Shapr is completely free to use, and is perfect for busy Londoners looking to forge new connections. Simply fire up the app and start exploring — smart algorithms suggest a small pool of connections to you each day, ensuring you'll only ever be exposed to carefully selected like-minded professionals, based on your location, self-selected interests and job.
Seen someone you find interesting? Just swipe anonymously on their profile, and you'll be notified of a match when the interest to connect is mutual — there's no awkward small talk and unsolicited messages here. Whether you're looking for new job opportunities, co-founders, investors, or just somebody to chat to, a match on Shapr means you're guaranteed to kick things off on common ground.
It's an easy task to fit into your busy schedule, too. The clever folks behind the app reckon that just one minute of swiping per day is all it takes to start forging new relationships (and besides, it's bound to take up less of your time than mingling at awkward networking events).
There are more than one hundred thousand Brits already using Shapr, with plenty of success stories like university students landing their dream internships, businesses scoping out their ideal candidates and entrepreneurs teaming up to take their businesses to the next level.
Fancy getting in on the action? You can download the app for free here.