Professional Networking – What? Why? How?

What is Professional Networking? How can I get a higher paying job and advance in my career? Read more to know!

Here is a quick guide on professional networking and how you can use it to your advantage.

We all know what social networking is. Apps and websites like Instagram and Facebook take away a majority of our time in pointless scrolling. Today, I am going to tell you about the magic of “professional” networking on platforms like Linkedin and Apna app. Much like how learning the English language has become directly proportional to career growth, professional networking is almost as important, if not more.

So, what exactly is professional networking?

The basic idea is to grow your circle, similar to your friend circle or social network. The difference is that this network is filled with people who are also working professionals or are aspiring to be just like yourself. They can be people working in the same field or a different field, it hardly matters. At the end of the day, everything is now inter-connected.

Reference and recommendations can go a long way in helping you secure a better job and connections and a circle is the very basis for these references and recommendations. The more people you know professionally, the better your chances are at climbing the corporate ladder.

Great! Now that you know what is professional networking, let’s move on to the next question.

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Why should you build your professional network?

Simply put, it will make you more desirable for employers. It will open more doors of opportunities and make you more known in the “market”. If nobody knows you, no one will hire you. If the HRs of various companies have seen or heard about you, from Apna app or Linkedin then you already have a pre-built trust amongst them. Today, you might connect with someone on Apna App and a few months down the line he might help you secure a job in his company. If you make a good connection with him, he can recommend you to his manager. In this day and age when competition is so high and relevant jobs are relatively lesser, your network helps you upskill. It helps you gain more knowledge and learn new skills that are in demand for landing a great job!

Professional networking is a kind of magic that  everyone can perform very easily and with minimal effort! Simply go to Apna app and join the various professional networking and knowledge groups that interest you.

For example, if you are an electrician or electrical engineer – join the relevant group and meet lakhs of other electrical engineers. Together, share and exchange your knowledge. Take part in the various activities that are done throughout the day to hone your skill set. This will not only sharpen you as a professional but also help you connect with people at a professional level, thereby expanding your professional network. 

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Watch this space for the next articles in this 6-article-series to know how apna users leveraged the app to their advantage and built successful careers. 

All the best and happy networking!

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