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Importance of Career Networking.  Career networking involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in. Networking can be a good way to hear about job opportunities or get in at a company you'd like to work with. 

Who to Network with could include: 

  • Past or present co-workers, colleagues, managers, supervisors, or employees
  • Alumni of your undergraduate or graduate alma mater
  • Acquaintances you know from your personal life
  • People from your church, gym, yoga studio, or community organization
    (Continue reading from The Balance Careers)

Importance of Business Networking.  Business networking is the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other business people and potential clients or customers. Business networking benefits are the intangible gains made by communicating with other professionals in or relating to your industry. Developing relationships as a business owner and offering assistance to others does more than give you potential clients or generate referrals. Networking assists you in identifying opportunities for partnerships, joint ventures, or new areas of expansion for your business. (Continue reading from The Balance Small Business)