Why is Networking Important

Why is networking so important?

Believe it or not, networking opens many doors.  If you meet the right person, your future can be set pending other factors.  We live in a society where it is not just what you know.  Who you know is an important role.  The years you spend post high school should be spent networking and talking to a lot of people(without giving off a creep vibe).

The Interview Doctor, Inc. gives 5 reasons to network:

1.  Statistical

2. Meeting-Oriented

3. Opens Doors

4. Teaches You To Fish

5. Recharges You

According to CBS, these are the 10 reasons why your network is your asset:

1. Introductions

2. Opportunities

3. Sorting Out Thorny Problems

4. Recruiting

5. Ideas

6. Competitive Intelligence

7. Sensitive Ideas

8. Seeing the Big Market Picture

9. Moral Support

10. You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Click here for info on how to network effectively.

Some people network because they are people friendly.  Some people do it because they like conversing with new people and/or catching up with old ones.   Some people network so they can have a better shot with future employers.  Whatever the reason, networking does more good than harm.

What are your reasons to network?

Finding Internships & Jobs in the World of Communication

Here are three sites I visit regularly that have a variety of lists of internships and jobs  and what they’re looking for as far as requirements. 

Ed2010 Internships

Ed2010 Whisper Jobs

Intern Queen

Media Bistro