One of the best ways to explore your options and keep doors open is to talk to other people, otherwise known as networking.
Networking is important as it gives you the chance to talk to people and learn from their experience or who may be in similar situations to you. The definition of networking is to interact with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts, and there are different types:
- Professional: school, college, and work events or maybe through external training opportunities or conferences
- Social: such as the business-focused social network LinkedIn or specialist online communities
- Informal: such as people you meet through sports / hobbies, weddings, or your neighbours