As much as we might like to dismiss it as cliché, the old adage of, “It’s not what you know, but who you know” is undeniably true. How well you do and whether or not you thrive in a role always boils down to skill and experience, but oftentimes the ability to find a new role or get promoted quickly depends on the relationships you develop and the quality of your professional network.

But after winning that initial position or promotion, most people stop putting as much time or effort into growing and maintaining their circle - which can lead to a lot of missed opportunities. Not only can having a solid network help you jumpstart your career, but it can also help you secure business deals, showcase your company’s wins, and when the time comes, help you find the right people to hire onto your team.

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