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 That’s the current thinking of many local groups that organize in-person networking events, panel discussions, and conferences., 27 May 2021 Instead, forging connections with other transplants through frequent networking events was the most valuable aspect. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Apr. 2021 Finally, don’t be scared of online networking events. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2021 In addition to speaking with your connections and with people working at companies that interest you, Stoddard recommends taking advantage of webinars and other online networking events. Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2021 The initiative introduces girls aged 10 to 17 to the game through mentoring, course play and networking events. Sana Noor Haq, CNN, 6 Mar. 2021 When the networking sessions reached their peak, IMPAQTO created methodologies to connect these two worlds. Mike Swigunski, Forbes, 25 May 2021 All Utahns can use the program’s career counseling services and get individual coaching, as well as help finding a job, preparing their resume, practicing interviewing skills and networking. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 May 2021 This week, investors will be watching for updates on corporate spending from companies including Walmart Inc. and networking company Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO 0.78% that are set to report results. Caitlin Mccabe, WSJ, 16 May 2021

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First Known Use of networking

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jun 2021

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“Networking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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