Networking is making connections with various professional executives. Networking is an essential part of getting an elite graduate job. It allows you to:
- To gain an expert’s knowledge about an area of interest.
- To consult a friendly source for recommendations to solving a problem
- To make new connections as a future resource.
- To gain insight into an industry and involve yourself in a promising business venture.
- To search for employment options and companies looking to hire.
- To narrow down an area that interests you and to find jobs that you may not be aware of. Internal recruiting via word of mouth and suggestions from current employees could be useful in your search.
In essence, mingling with people is experiential learning as you: collect data, engage in intellectual discourse and debate, mark your presence as a force to be reckoned with and climb the social ladder.
An important point to note is making a lasting first impression. In the digital age, corporations undertake intensive background checks on prospective candidates. Have a respectable online presence and make sure your privacy settings are maximum. Anything posted on the internet is saved internally, regardless of whether or not you delete content that you have posted.