Without a doubt, you have heard the old saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” To a degree this is still true. Granted, you need to have the skills and qualifications to be a good fit for a job, but knowing people who might be able to assist in your job search certainly can make things a little easier.
When you hear the word “networking,” do you think of stuffy business gatherings? It doesn’t have to be that way. The best part of the networking process is, whether you realize it or not, you participate every single day! In general, simply chatting with people means you are networking to some degree. Now, you just need to know how to control it and learn how networking can help in your job search.