What is networking?
The idea of networking is to approach your own existing contacts, or contacts of people you know, for help and advice. Every time you make a new contact you then tap into their network and get introductions to a new range of contacts. Through this method, you build up a large list of people who can help you.
The ability to network is one of the most important skills you can develop. It's one that will have lifetime benefits.
When you are job seeking, networking can help you find out about industries and organisations you are interested in. This knowledge can also increase your choices of success during the recruitment process.
You don't have to have friends in high places to be able to network. You can learn to do this even if you think you have no useful contacts at all.