“Networking” is one of those words that has a ton of different meanings depending on who you ask.

To some, it means linking up with the world on social media. To others, its all about a firm handshake and face-to-face conversation. No matter how you go about it, networking at its core is pretty simple – it’s about forming lasting connections with people. That’s it!

Unfortunately, building these bonds can be easier said than done. After all, our personal circles of colleagues, friends and family can often be pretty tight-knit and small. While these networks can be rewarding, the familiarity of our little bubbles can be less reassuring when we’re looking to expand our reach. How do you branch out when you need to explore new opportunities? Can you really network your way to a new job?

While networking may not be as cut-and-dry as a resume and won’t have the same immediate results as a job interview, it can be one of the most important elements of a successful job search. As a job seeker, it’s difficult to even know where to begin when it comes to networking, let alone know if you’re going about it in the right way.

Thankfully, Jared, our special guest for the latest episode of Medix’s Impact Podcast, brings thirteen years of hiring experience to the table during an eye-opening interview all about networking tips. From conversation faux pas to the best places to expand your professional network, this is one episode you won’t want to miss if you’re looking to improve your networking skills and land a new job. Tune in below!