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For people who want to invest in their career, networking and joining a professional community are likely at the top of their list.
While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, it is important to understand their similarities and differences in order to truly maximize the benefits associated with each.
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Understanding Networking vs. Professional Communities
While networking and professional communities are focused on interacting with people, there are several key differences that separate the two.
Networking refers to the practice of building and maintaining professional relationships with individuals who can provide opportunities for career development and