What is networking?
In business, networking is the act of maintaining a personal and professional contact list that you can use to help further your career. Your network is made up of all the people you interact with, all of whom could potentially offer you valuable professional assistance or guidance. To create and maintain a beneficial network, you must intentionally seek out opportunities to grow and expand your network. Your network can consist of a variety of people, including:
- Professors or fellow students
- Professionals in your field
- Clients or customers
- Personal acquaintances
- People you see at your church, gym or other local community centers
There are potential contacts everywhere, and making the most of connections like these can be significantly beneficial for your career. Intentionally broadening and maintaining your network is one of the most important steps you can take to increase your chances of professional success.
Why is networking important?
Networking allows you access to opportunities you might not be able to find on your own. Your network has the potential to provide you with insight into different fields, information on what potential employers look for and advice on how you can improve professionally. If you are willing to form and maintain the relationship, a single contact could get you into meetings or interviews with several companies without you having to work to form connections at each one.
Effective networking can save you time, effort and stress, so knowing how to use it effectively can be a powerful tool for your professional development.
Our June 2022 Tax Convention provides an excellent networking event for tax preparers to connect with people and gain continuing education credits. Join us for the opportunity to network with EAs wanting to reduce their client load with EAs wanting to increase their business. Meeting professionals going through the same
Why Join TxSEA?
TxSEA makes it easy for enrolled agents in Texas to stay on top of the credits they need to maintain their licensing, as well as provides networking opportunities with other EAs in their local area. This can provide helpful information and lead to tax professionals working as enrolled agents today.