The word “networking” is not a complete Turkish word. The reason for this, unfortunately, is not very developed culture in Turkey of networking, networking, and the intermingling of torpedoes. Networking is basically a form of communication that is based on mutual aid and is generally preferred by (even mostly) business circles.
Networking is a horizontal communication, that is, it is based on helping people of the same rank. Torpedo is a vertical communication type; it comes from the top and is mostly not expected to be mutual. Therefore, while networking is beneficial to both the business and the whole business world, the torpedo is a form of communication that is beneficial to only one side and therefore not efficient.
What kind of benefits can you get from networking?
Here are a few benefits;
1- Expand Your Vision
The people you will meet while doing the networking can come from very different places and do very different jobs. These people will give you the opportunity to get to know the geographies and sectors you never knew. Remember, there is always something to learn from each other.
2- Share Your Ideas
The more people you talk about with an idea, the more evaluation and clear aspects of that idea. This will make you very big contributions whether you are working in a corporate place or become an entrepreneur. Do not be afraid that your idea is stolen, grows as ideas share.
3- Find a Job
Never ask for work from someone you’ve met. That doesn’t make you look good. Networking is a different way to help you find a job. Before publishing the job ad, the companies publish the job advertisement in the company and request references from their employees. If someone you’ve met reference to you, your employment is 14 times more than a normal candidate.
4- Helping Others
When you gave an older person a bus, did you remember that temperature inside you? The pleasure you get when you help others is a very nice feeling. The number of people you will meet during the networking will be more than you can help. This will provide you with a spiritual satisfaction that is not easy to find in our time.
Networking is not the ”demand of business from your uncle iş, but rather the opposite. It is an easy but very useful activity. It will be very useful for your career to spare part of your time.
Good luck 🙂