The goal of networking is to build professional relationships. 

This means forming a professional bond with a group of contacts. People from who you can ask favours, and for whom you would do the same. 

4 Reasons Why Networking Is Important

The importance of networking might seem obvious, but below we have listed a few of its most invaluable benefits:  

  1. You may gain a mentor
  2. Rare job opportunities 
  3. Greater learning opportunities 
  4. Professional support
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1.  Mentor 

Networking with the right people, in the right places, is bound to introduce you to a lot of experienced professionals. This is especially helpful if you are just starting your career. 

Forming a mentor relationship with someone who’s been where you are, and has done it all can be greatly beneficial. 

Do not be scared to exchange contact details or even later connect with them on LinkedIn. 

2. Job Opportunities 

Having the right connections may also give you access to internal job positions that are not advertised to the public.

You are more likely to be recommended for these rare, sought after positions if you are known and well-liked. 

3. Learning Opportunities 

Surrounding yourself with experienced people from different career fields will create various opportunities for you to learn and grow.

There is always something new to learn and a different way to look at situations. Being able to  exchange ideas and get valuable advice from seasoned professionals will expand your knowledge. As well as, help you to navigate your career path. 

4. Professional Support 

Networking is a lifelong investment. Good connections with high profile professionals can serve as support throughout your entire career. 

Their experience and resources can help you tackle any challenges you may face down the line. 

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Author: Layla Theunissen
Date Published: 11 December 2020