networking

noun
net·​work·​ing | \ ˈnet-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce networking (audio) \

Definition of networking

1 : the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business networking remains the No. 1 cause of job attainment … — Hal Lancaster
2 : the establishment or use of a computer network He has extensive experience in computer networking and information security.

Examples of networking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The same job search techniques apply to all job candidates regardless of age but seniors need to leverage their networking connections. Kimberly Thompson, Houston Chronicle, "Seniors can follow a plan of action when looking for a job," 27 June 2020 Want to share a hiring or networking opportunity from your organization or elsewhere, or just have feedback about The Broadside? Kristine Gill, Fortune, "How to get promoted while working remotely," 26 June 2020 With an eye on that problem, the QB Coaching Summit was supposed to lead to greater networking opportunities for coaches and team officials. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Opinion: As NFL tries to further facilitate opportunities for coaches of color, pressure now rests on owners," 25 June 2020 Nest Wi-Fi mesh networking systems to the Nest Hello video doorbell and a Nest Hub Max smart display, B&H Photo Video is discounting nearly every smart home product sold under the Nest brand. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "Save big on Google’s smart home product lineup at B&H Photo Video," 18 June 2020 In one instance, Woods said in an interview with The Arizona Republic, Woods went to a professional networking night at the school. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "ASU retracts job offer to newly hired journalism school dean after accusations of racism, mistreatment," 7 June 2020 Professional networking platform LinkedIn, too, has been collating and posting open roles at Indian and multinational companies. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Indian job portals are going the extra mile for those laid off due to Covid-19," 12 June 2020 Bankers and executives flooded an old San Francisco hotel this past January for the drug industry’s premier event for networking, hobnobbing and doing deals. Riley Griffin, Bloomberg.com, "Pharma Dealmakers, Sidelined in Pandemic, Are Ready for Comeback," 11 June 2020 Career advice and networking opportunities became abundant, as Black Founders grew to include conferences, hackathons, and many warm introductions. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Black Investors Call on VCs to Focus on Hiring and Funding," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of networking

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Networking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/networking. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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