Passively networking for career success: Opinion

September 28, 2021
Using passive networking can be beneficial to doctoral students who are looking to expand their networks and prepare for career success, writes Andrew Crain. The author describes how passively networking, which may consist of joining and engaging with the LinkedIn community for a few minutes each week, helps people build their network and create a professional brand. Crain says that this can help prepare doctoral students to engage in active networking and leverage their network during job search activities. “[P]assive approaches to networking offer a convenient starting point for further developing your relationship-building skills and for setting the stage for more defined networking outcomes in the future,” writes Crain. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)