Networking is one of the most important factors in the professional world, defined as a way of making connections to get ahead in one's career. Exchange of information and making contacts are one of the key points of networking. Networking can be done at any time or place, such as during business parties, in college with our peers, even social media, and so much more.
Social media has become the most important way of networking in today's world. It has increased the level of communication between people and has built social relations among people with similar interests. Furthermore, theirs two different types of networking in the world of social media. People who utilize social media to network by sharing resourceful information, tips, or anything of valuable are called Posters. People who are looking for such information are called seekers.
Instagram is one of the most powerful social media services, many people often use Instagram to engage with people and build massive amount of followers. Often information is shared by the posters and seekers reach out to them through comments, or simply by following them. An example of such networking would be a famous makeup artists account. Makeup artist A would share her techniques through videos, and would connect with other makeup artists. The said makeup artists would often go ahead and share a video of makeup artist A on their Instagram thus creating a relationship between their followers and makeup artist A. As time passes, the followers of makeup artist A would increase bringing in a massive following. The massive following often attract businesses such as makeup companies or modeling agencies thus connecting you with the professional world.
Networking is extremely important, and in one way or another we all have experienced it. Even without the use of social media, we could network. Everyone in our surroundings in way can be used for networking. Our parents, friends, peers, teachers, anyone we connect with in general. Currently the people who can exchange useful information with me to further my career are my friends, as well as my professors. A friend of mine is working in a medical office, and if i desire, with her reference I can apply at the said office. Similarly a psychology professor of mine can help me find an internship which is very important for the field I'm headed in.