Topic: Networking

Networking isn’t just for the job search, when you’re coming to your contacts for an immediate payoff. Senior professionals need to make networking a part of their daily routine, not just an alarm they sound when it’s time to switch jobs.

Nevertheless, the move to an active job search is prime time to refresh your existing network, both online and off. The Internet has extended the reach and complexity of networking opportunities, but it hasn’t replaced the need for traditional human encounters. People need to know you, and you need to know people, to establish your credibility and get the inside scoop on new opportunities.

These stories will provide you tips and tricks to work your network.

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How to network without feeling like you’re doing it

How to network without feeling like you’re doing it

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