Skip to main content
Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert
Asked a question last year

What is networking?

Where am I?

In Safejob Community you can ask and answer questions and share your experience with others!

Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert

Networking isn't merely the exchange of information with others — and it's certainly not about begging for favors. Networking is about establishing and nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with the people you meet, whether you're waiting to order your morning coffee, participating in an intramural sports league, or attending a work conference. You don't have to join several professional associations and attend every networking event that comes your way in order to be a successful networker. In fact, if you take your eyes off your smartphone when you're out in public, you'll see that networking opportunities are all around you every day.

Networking is an activity reserved for your time out of the office and off the clock, but nothing could be further from the truth. While there is much value in connecting with people who work at other companies or in different fields, don't discount the importance of networking in the workplace. Whether you're new to the company and want to get the lay of the land or you're already established and have your sights set on a promotion  , networking with your co-workers can be incredibly beneficial to your career progression.

Sujai Adithya
Business Development and Banking & Financial Services Expert

Networking is the exchange of information and ideas among people with a common profession or special interest, usually in an informal social setting. For professionals, the best networking opportunities may occur at trade shows, seminars, and conferences, which are designed to attract a large crowd of like-minded individuals.

Networking helps a professional keep up with current events in the field, and develops relationships that may boost future business or employment prospects. Needless to say, it also provides opportunities to help other people find jobs, make connections and catch up on the news.