Networking and Finding a Job
Networking is unbelievably important for doing business or getting a job.
Basically, networking just means building relationships with other people. These are kind of like business friendships. People who are smart in school but poor socially often have a really difficult time in the “real world” when it comes to finding a good job.
These people often complain that “life isn’t fair”. They feel that they deserve a good job but don’t know how to get it. The fact is that people are much more likely to give the good jobs and business positions to people they already know and trust. This is even true for large companies and government organizations.
If you are learning English, it’s important to learn western culture as well. This cultural understanding will help you make friends and connect with business people. Even if you aren’t the “best person for the job” you will have a much higher chance of getting a good job than the people who just sit around and hope that something good will happen to them.
It sounds funny, but this is what most people do. They sit around complaining instead of spending their time and energy meeting people.
If you want to learn the culture, you need to learn modern slang
That link is a really good program for learning culture and the way that native speakers talk together. If you follow it, you will understand western culture at a very deep level and have much more business success as a result.