Networking is a process that fosters the exchange of information and ideas among individuals or groups that share a common interest and may be for social or business purposes. – Investopedia
It also means finding mentors and advocates, identifying where there are potential opportunities for landing or creating a role, and connecting with people who have the influence to help you get where you want to go and this is why it is always advisable to build your network.
How do you build a strong professional network?
?Through social media: The number of social media users worldwide as at 2018 was 3.196 billion out of 7.7 billion people and according to statistics, your customers or mentors could very well be on social media.
?Volunteer: This is a great way to build your professional relationships while giving back to the community and it allows you use your skills as well as express your passion. Using this medium will enable you grow your network along with your sense of accomplishment.
?Socialize: A great way to build and nurture your network is to go out and meet people, you can meet people in events and even in restaurants.
Everyone you meet knows something you don’t and networking is the No.1 unwritten rule of success in business, take advantage of it.