Professional networking is simply sharing information between you and another person. This is typically done by connecting with people and building relationships, whether it's personal or professional, to help advance your career goals.
A professional networking contact could result in:
- Inside information on what's happening in your field of interest, such as an organization's plan to expand operations or release a new product.
- Job search advice specific to your field of interest, such as where and how to search for jobs in your desired industry.
- Tips on how to create a great resume and/or portfolio.
- Names of people to contact about possible job openings or for informational interviews.
- And much, much more!