Whether your career involves daily face-to-face interactions with clients and customers or has you working in seclusion building databases and websites, it’s important to remember that everyone, regardless of their skill set or daily tasks, is ultimately in the “people business”—especially regarding career advancement. After all, it’s people who decide to hire and promote, and knowing the right people can often enhance your career faster and more significantly than adding bullet points to your resume.
In 2016, LinkedIn reported that 85-percent of jobs were filled via networking. That means people applying for positions or attempting to get promotions without having an “in” face serious uphill battles, as the people who make those decisions are significantly more likely to choose candidates that they know personally or that come recommended to them via trusted friends, family, and coworkers.
Networking isn’t just important for people who are actively looking for new positions or to climb the corporate ladder, either. It’s also a great way to become more entrenched in a current position, learn new skills, and simply enjoy the company of like-minded professionals.
At TA Staffing, we recommend that all workers do their best to hit these five networking goals in 2018:
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