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Networking as a Professional: IT Never Stops
Like many a business buzzword, “networking” is a victim of its own success. Over the years it’s become so enwrapped in oversimplified myths, its central idea was lost. The unfortunate result is that many people who’d benefit if they put enough effort into networking give up before they’ve given it a serious try. continue…

Networking Is Still the Best Way to Find a Job
Networking remains a critical component of your job search, because referrals are still the the number one source of new hires. The fact that more recruiters are using social media to coax additional referrals from current employees, or find “passive” candidates — qualified people who aren’t actively looking for work. continue…

The Secret to Networking
You need to build relationships with people if you want them to give you the support you need to continue to succeed in your career. continue…

Making Introductions Can Pay Off
When people think about networking, they usually put it in the context of meeting other people. But when you’re out there developing a group of contacts who can help you with advice, job tips and raw information about potential employers, it’s important to remember these same people are looking for you to help them. How do you do that? continue…

Eating Lunch Has WHAT to do with Job Hunting?
Over the last decade or so, networking has become something of a buzzword. There are business networks, social networks, networking books, networking seminars and, worst of all, networking consultants. These have all made the idea of getting away from your desk to talk to someone seem contrived. And yet the fact remains: Over the course of your career, most of the jobs you’re going to get will somehow involve people you know. continue…

How to Steer Conversations When Networking
Fortunately for those who hate networking, people like to talk about themselves. That means when meet someone, you don’t have to feel charming or even talkative. Yes, you’ll you’ll have to know what you want to learn about the person and be ready to ask questions in a way that allows them to, well, talk. But remember: Conversations are a two-way street. continue…

Building Your Internal Network
Building a network within your company can be as important to your success as developing contacts outside. But watch out: The wrong moves can sink you. Here’s how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls. continue…

Mentors: How to Find Them and Work with Them
Mentors can help you find the right niche in technology, steer you down the path to success, and link you to a ready-made network of industry contacts. So where do you find them? continue…

The Simplest Step to Add People to your Business Network
The simplest step to start adding people to your business network is this: Get personal contact information for people you would like to stay in contact with and then consistently communicate with them. continue…

Networking: More About Quality Than Quantity
Networking may instill fear in introverted IT professionals, but to score big on your job hunt, it’s just one of those things that you’ve got to do. continue…

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