Networking skills like communication, listening, and social skills are valuable in professional and personal environments. Networking is highly essential to develop relationships with a new contact and promote something valuable. Hence, here are three types of network you should maintain professionally and personally;
Operational Network: The operational network includes people at the workplace, such as the product team (Developers, QA, Engineering Manager, Head Architect, Project Manager, and so on). They help you get your work done. It is internal and current focused.
Personal Network: Personal network includes people who can help you grow personally and sometimes professionally. It is usually external and shares a common interest, such as; friend from workplace or college.
Strategic Network: It includes people who can help you shape your future goals and directions. Such a type of network is either internal, external, or future-oriented such as; teachers, mentors, and so on.