Most of us understand that it is not enough to have a sparkling resume to land a dream job. Landing the perfect job really comes down to networking. While landing a job is one of the most popular reasons people network, there are numerous other reasons why networking is important.
Networking Coach’s founder Jan Vermeiren lists over 20 reasons why networking is important. Some of the reasons he cited in his blog post that particularly stuck out to me are as follows:
- “Enrichment in every possible way:” Networking provides opportunities to gain exposure to other people and their life experiences, which has the potential to enrich your life in unexpected ways.
- “Knowing about new trends:” With how quickly our world changes, it is sometimes difficult to keep up-to-date about current affairs both in the world at large as well as specific to your profession.
- “Getting another perspective:” As you meet new people, you are able to see things through their eyes. This may help you come up with new solutions to old problems.
This is just a few of the many great reasons Jan shared in regards to reasons to network. The reasons are truly endless, and I’ll discuss more about the benefits that accompany those reasons in another post soon.