While it’s unlikely that you’ll receive a job offer at a networking event, attending these events is an important part of the job-search process.
The truth is that people like to do business with people they know and like. This philosophy extends when it comes to filling open positions. It’s one of the reasons that companies have employee referral programs.
It’s also one of the reasons you should be attending networking events. But, going to your industry’s monthly dinner meeting isn’t enough, you have to be active and engaged.
If you’re looking for a new opportunity industry events are the best way to meet your peers. Attending industry conferences is a great way to meet people at various levels in different parts of the country.