Professional networking is the intentional building of mutually-beneficial, meaningful and lasting relationships. There are many benefits to professional networking, including more excellent industry knowledge, increased connections, and new referrals. And, since most employers prefer to hire through referrals, not through traditional posting and hiring processes, professional networking accelerates your job search!
Networking is most likely part of your everyday life, whether you realize it or not. At its core, networking is essentially the act of interacting with people and sharing information.
Benefits of networking | Take the time to grow your network
Networking tips | Networking takes practice
Managing networking contacts | Contact management is the practice
Networking activities | Beyond enriching your current network, be proactive by engaging in some of these networking activities
Don't Stop Here!
Explore more about networking in the Discovering Connections module of the Career Management Resource for Professionals