Networking is a skill you should possess as a job seeker. Being a citizen of Nigeria and a part of a community, every individual ought to have daily interaction in order to live well. Networking regards to communicating with people and making connections.
The Oxford English dictionary defined communication as the activity or process of expressing ideas and feelings or of giving people information. Communication includes interaction, argument, debates and discussion. It aids getting reliable information to provide solution to certain problems, it also aids personality growth - the more you communicate, the more you learn and gain experience. Communication is important to life and societal development.
Every job seeker should understand that communication comes in different forms. Which are, oral, written and sign language which helps us to grow our network. Moreover, the network you garner would enable you to progress in your career.
Networking is defined as a system of trying to meet and talk to other people who may be useful to you in your work - Oxford English dictionary. It is necessary to know that the more you connect with people, the bigger network you will create which in turn keeps you on a good pace in your career.
Here are some importance of networking:
· PROVIDES EXPERIENCE FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Experience is needed for every profession. Networking with the right people provides you with experience to improve your performance and to succeed in your career.
· CONNECTIONS FOR BETTER OPPORTUNITIES
Connections is the sole catalyst for having a job in Nigeria. Jobs hardly come naturally. More reason networking is necessary for every job seeker.
Having a steady and impactful network enables career success. Choose not to isolate yourself, volunteer, join chat groups, attend seminars and relate well with people.
All the best.