What is the Networking Process?
Networking involves taking steps to identify how your unique skillset can offer value to other professionals. It is not about asking people for a job, but rather listening to their advice, ideas, and referrals. Industry contacts can help you gain insight into recruiting needs and uncover opportunities that may not be publicly posted, referred to as “The Hidden Job Market.” It is estimated that over 80% of jobs are found through networking. By having conversations with professionals in a field of interest, you will learn how to tailor your application toward the job you want.