There’s an old adage, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
That adage couldn’t be more appropriate in today’s competitive job market. And networking (especially when you’re employed) can be the key to staying employed and staying on a clear career track.
But there’s more to networking than shaking hands and exchanging business cards. Done right, networking helps you forge relationships with like-minded professionals to the benefit all.
While networking is often used to generate referrals and leads for new business, it’s also extremely useful for finding a new job, discovering possible new hires, improving basic business practices, or changing career paths altogether.
The key is to get out there and connect. It’s up to you to find and make the most of the opportunities presented.
Read more about the power of networking at Reuters.