Networking is often thought of as navigating professional politics and getting to know the “right people” and leveraging the relationship for personal gain. However, for networking to be effective, it requires a genuine approach, in which you aim to provide value and help others, regardless of their status or what they can do for you.
You’re on the right track if you finally listen to all of the career advice regarding the importance of networking. Getting to know other people and forming professional relationships can help you advance your career through job leads, advice, shared industry experiences and more. However, if you don't make a good first impression when you