Is networking really that important in my job search?


Answered by: ByVirtualist career experts

Networking with friends, family, former colleagues, and former employers is a great way to land additional projects and part-time work. Let people know you’re in the market and specifically what you’re able to do. Making new connections to expand your network and conducting informational interviews are also very helpful for job seekers!

If networking’s stuffy reputation gives you pause, reframe the way you see networking. It’s all about meeting new people, exchanging helpful resources and ideas, and hopefully making new professional friends.

Career expert and author Kerry Hannon told our audience in a recent webinar on finding fulfilling remote work that the difference between “networking” and “not working” is one letter.

So start reaching out to people about your new side gig pursuit!