Career change can hit at any time – all the more reason to keep your networking life active!
Networking isn’t just for people who are out of a job or trying to upgrade to the next title. People who are successful in their career are always networking so that opportunities come to them even when they’re not looking. Networking extends to bringing in new clients and growing in your current job, too, not just trying to find a new job.
But how much time should we spend networking? Based on a survey conducted by the Referral Institute of over 12,000 business professionals from every populated continent in the world and this article from FOX Buisness, we may have an answer:
The study found that people who said “networking played a role” in their success spent an average of 6.3 hours a week participating in networking activities. On the other hand, the majority of people who claimed “networking did NOT play a role” in their success, spent only two hours or less per week developing their network.