Personal affiliation and networking play a very important part in the development of the future career of a person. For the nursing candidates nowadays there are many networks available in the world. While there is a group of the network, there will many contacts which brings you to the next level of career even without any hard work. It helps you to attend many group meetings and conferences with many professionals in the similar field (Dowling, & Albarran, 2017).The number of such conferences increases through professional network our contact area becomes wide, which make our direct suggestions to different positions. It is very hard to find a new job or next level job with individual planning. A group planning makes it easy.
In a network of nursing candidates, each and everybody will be at a different level using their designation and salary. So if there is a job vacancy with anybody, they can suggest the best one in his network for that position. This is what the use of affiliation and networking. Our future becomes changed within less duration of time. It will increase our confidence to meet senior level persons face to face (Khanum, Souza, Naz, Sasso, Brüggemann, & Heideman, 2016).Nowadays many programs are conducting by the networkers in the nursing field. It includes free medical service, job oriented programs and so forth which are helpful for the humankind in the world. As a leader in my department, I have been forced to network with other departments in the facility to continued running of activities in the facility. I have also be involved in coordinating with the local communities on how they can get the best health services respecting the cultural beliefs.
Networking is the building and nurturing of personal and professional relationships to create a system or chain of information, contacts and support. In other words, networking is crucial for career growth and is the stepping stone that can help you reach your dreams and goals. It is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. It is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships.
Ultimately, it’s not only about what you know … but also who you know, especially now, I noticed lately. Networking is a lot like exercise. We know it’s good for us, but we have so many excuses not to do it. “I’m not good at it.” “I’m not motivated.” “It’s intimidating.” “I don’t have time.” But like exercise, networking can reap significant benefits. In fact, experts estimate more than 60% of job seekers find a new position through networking, and most hiring managers fill open posts at their organizations the same way. NETWORKING IS CRITICAL: It provides the most productive, most proficient and most enduring tactic to build relationships. To succeed you must continually connect with new people, cultivate emerging relationships and leverage your network. Some of the reason we are networking: Learn dynamics within your industry, establish your business contacts, get “plugged in” to your community seek new career opportunities, facilitate win-win relationships, create your referral networks, accelerate your professional development, develop knowledge resources (The Business Insider (2011, May 3). In my short nursing career, I don’t have a change to participate any special event to give back to my community yet, but I want to take advantage of any opportunity that can find going forward. As a member of ANA, networking helps provide education for my professional growth, gives new update on evidence base practice, informs about annual convention and forum, motivates nursing getting higher education, gives guidance on nursing knowledge and practice etc.