Professional networking is vital to career growth. It involves getting to know people who you can assist, and who can potentially help you in return. Your network includes everyone from friends and family to work colleagues and members of groups to which you belong.
Expand your network
Regularly attend professional and social events to get your face known. Contact professional organisations and use online social networking sites for information on upcoming events such as workshops, conferences or opportunities to meet other business professionals. You can then help to build your reputation as knowledgeable, reliable and supportive by offering useful information or tips to people who need it.
Build strong relationships
Networking is about forming trust and working toward one an