Remember that networking is a two-way street. The premise is not "what can you do for me?" but rather "what can we do for each other?" Here are several tips: (1) know yourself and know your goal; (2) inventory your connections — organize all her professional and personal contacts and think through what and who they might know; and (3) connect with people — the best way to network is face-to-face. Effective networking is not just a job-search tactic but a way of life. The best networkers never have to conduct formal job searches, because they are so well-connected and attuned to those connections that opportunities find them.
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