Networking is an essential part of the successful job search. Business Week tells us that word of mouth is still the best way to get hired, so if you haven't been making networking a major focus of your job search, now is the time to start.
Online and Offline Networking
There are two main types of networking: online and offline. Each of these are unique in their requirements and processes, but they both center around cultivating high quality contacts and building a network of friends, colleagues and former coworkers to help you find the job leads that will land you the job of your dreams.
The following articles are designed to help you understand the ins and outs of networking and the best practices that will help you maximize your results while you minimize the time you spend. Even if you are not currently looking for a job, learning how to network and getting started now will help you get back in the workplace more quickly should you ever find yourself unemployed.
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