Building a strong network is a crucial task to grow in your industry as a professional. Studies confirm that 80% of jobs offers are never posted, so building strong connections could certainly improve your chances of finding new opportunities.
Here’s what Karen Wickre says in her book Taking the Work out of Networking.
…the key thing about networking is that unlike social media it’s never a follower count. So, it’s not the size of the network; it’s who you know that is as helpful and thoughtful as you are