I think of the women I know and my first reaction would be to say that they network better than men. However, Business networking site LinkedIn, which analysed information from members in 13 countries, found men were the overwhelming winners in networking. It seems men take more risks in networking, building wider connections. Check out this article in Stuff which explains the research.
When I talk with both male and female students, this is an area in which they seem keen to develop skills and they are aware of its importance in job hunting. However, many do not take steps to do anything about it. Some of the things you can do are get involved in new experiences – join clubs, take up volunteering, enrol on one or both of the Victoria leadership programmes, attend the Vic Careers networking skills workshop. Widen your network and make new contacts – you never know where it might lead.