While initially people thought of networking as a nice side benefit to attending events and didn’t really place much emphasis on it there has been a big culture change in recent years. People are recognising that “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. They realise the importance of having a good professional network because it can really get you places. Knowing the right person can get you jobs, training opportunities, put you further up the list for promotion and help you out of a tight spot with various work tasks.
There are now millions of networking events all over the world, both face to face and online. If you type into Google ‘networking event’ and your city you are bound to come across some happening in your area. In fact you may need to type in exactly what kind of networking event you’re looking for, to narrow down your search otherwise you may well be hit with far more results than you’re willing to look through.
But what does a networking event have to do with business? Well, that’s what I asked Ash from Young Networking. Stay tuned to find out the answer!