“Your network is your net worth.” – Poter Gale
Connecting to the right people, maintaining relations that lead to organizations’ growth is known as networking. As the idea and purpose of the organization spread, people begin believing in the organization.
There are formal settings for networking like business trips, office meetings. Informal events like social gatherings, marriage functions, or get-togethers also encourage networking. It can happen with your old friends, co-workers, neighbors, relatives, and with people whom you talk to just a few times in a month.
Recognise the right people to whom you can effectively connect. They can be people in your career field, college students, or even alumni.
Once the first interaction with people happens, you will have to maintain that relationship. It can be through emails or social media where you can even converse about the smallest thing.
Use the combination of in-person meetings and online platforms to connect to people. Don’t limit yourself to just one medium.
An organization learns, develops skills, and then grows through networking. It increases your confidence and enables you to answer tough questions related to your field. Networking assists you in handling the organization’s problems and solving them smoothly. It provides access to new opportunities for enlargement.