Modern Networking: How to Build Professional Connections that Matter

CTU Networking ebook

Professional networking is one of the most important tools you can use to advance your personal and professional success. Seventy percent of all jobs are found through networking, and 40 percent of filled positions are never advertised to the public according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the numbers are in favor of networking, but for many, the thought of reaching out to new people or asking others for help isn’t appealing.

Many of these reasons are based on the belief that networking only occurs when strangers are circulating in a room exchanging business cards. Yet, in reality, you can effectively network without ever setting foot in an official, professional networking event. In fact, some of your best connections can be made online with people you’ve never met face to face. That’s because professional and social networking is really about forming relationships and developing meaningful connections with people over time, and that can happen virtually or in person. Continue reading…