I like to believe that networking is more powerful than resumes. You are taking the initiative to build relationships and exchange mutually beneficial information. Networking establishes long-term professional relationships within your organization/industry. The next time an employer has a position open, they may consider you as the perfect candidate.
Networking is important to career development. It opens the doors to endless opportunities.
These are some of the benefits of networking:
- become visible in the organization/industry
- advance your career
- develop communication skills
- access to job opportunities
- personal and professional connections
- builds confidence
Feel free to comment your advice and /or experiences with networking.