Networking for professional development is definitely an under-marketed but essential skill. Having strong networking skills can open many advancement opportunities such as building stronger connections, larger networks for opportunities, and having more development and earning potential. Even though it’s unclear why we don’t receive more networking training in school/university, this weeks readings were a reminder of how to effectively maintain strong professional networks.
My greatest takeaway from this module was forming strong professional networks through facilitating introductions and attending events. Using these strategies can help build stronger connections not just on the individual level, but create a network of professionals that all have like-minded aspirations and goals.