Networking is the key to getting ahead in your career. The daily exchanges at work, elevator conversations, lunch breaks – every interaction, no matter how small, counts as networking and contributes to strengthening your professional connections.

According to Forbes, 80% of jobs are found through social networks and referrals. Therefore, referred candidates make up 40% of all hires. In this blog, Sopo Murusidze, HR Business Partner at Majorel shares 5 practical steps to expand your professional network and maintain meaningful connections.


Attend Webinars and Conferences

This one doesn’t come as a surprise! By attending webinars and conferences, you are not just keeping up with the latest industry trends, but you are also getting to know professionals from similar fields. You share insights and make connections that might just be the ticket when you are on the lookout for new job opportunities.

Be a Supportive Team Player

Do you know the saying, “What goes around comes around”? Well, it applies to professional connections as well. Assisting a colleague isn’t just about lending a hand, it’s about cultivating a positive impression. By building a sense of mutual support, it is more likely that they will offer help when the tables are turned and you’re the one in need. Plus, when you step into someone else’s shoes and offer a helping hand, you learn about new perspectives and different ways to tackle problems.

Keep in Touch with Your Connections

Once you’ve met a new contact, the magic is in staying connected. Without consistent communication, there is a possibility of those relationships fading away. Think of it like tending to a garden – the more you nurture your connections, the stronger they bloom.

Join the Fun at Company Social Events

Socializing beyond the office walls holds the key to countless networking opportunities. Sure, there might be times when you’re tempted to pass on some event invites but saying “yes” could open new doors for your career growth and you might even make lifelong friends!


Volunteering is more than just a selfless act. It’s a way to showcase your skills, knowledge, and added value you can bring to a community. Volunteering can be a powerful opportunity to make genuine connections with like-minded professionals. And here’s the beauty of it – even if can’t find volunteer openings in your current industry, you can still gather insights outside your field, enhancing your qualifications for a broader range of positions.

Are you thinking of making your next career move? Check out career opportunities at Majorel around the world here.

Learn more about Majorel’s Refer a Friend Program here.

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