2 What does networking look like in action?
A network is a group of interconnected people with a common interest. The network is the result of making these connections – otherwise known as networking. You will probably have heard this term being used more in recent years.
This first activity gets you to think about examples of networking you may know about, or be involved with yourself.
What connections with other people would you classify as networking?
Activity 1 Prompting thoughts about networking
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There has to be a purpose for networking to happen. Without it, many of the activities could be simply social. Of course, they are valuable as social events, but what makes them networking activities is that you have a reason beyond just liking the people you are interacting with.
The purpose can just as easily be about giving something to someone else. Networks depend on give and take. Otherwise, why would people sustain them?
By now you understand a little more about networking but may also have questions about how it fits in with shaping and developing your career. The next section addresses this issue.