For some the path to that perfect career is straightforward. For most the path is not so simple. Unless you undertake a vocational degree such as medicine, dentistry or engineering, what you should do after graduating can be confusing. However, there is a solution. There is something you can do to make things clearer. You can network.

So what is networking and why is it important?

If asked for a formal definition I would say that networking is about interact with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. As a graduate it is important to capitalise on all opportunities to meet, talk to and link up with industry leaders, either in a formal or informal setting.

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Written by Sharon John