Author Porter Gale may have spelled it out most clearly: Your Network is Your Net Worth. If you could isolate only one single factor to determine career success, from landing your very first position to advancing up the corporate ladder and even helping when things aren’t going well, it’s having a solid network in place.
Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. It’s a vitally important skill, yet one that still mystifies many people.
Let’s take a look at 5 networking tips from industry experts.