Quote on networking for newcomers
"There are so many places you can network: with others in the same occupation as you, with people from the same country, and people in your neighbourhood. If you have school-aged children, get to know the other parents. You never know who they know."
—Kathryn, a physician who emigrated from South Africa
Communication skills are important for developing good working relationships with co-workers and clients, including those from different backgrounds and cultures. Strong communication skills help you work effectively in a team. They help you understand a variety of viewpoints. They help you gather and share information to solve problems—whether at work or in your daily life.