You have heard it before: It is not what you know, but who you know, that matters. Here are some of the ways networking can serve you as you transition from a military to civilian career: (1) people do business with people they like and know; (2) the civilian world is relational; (3) your network of people knows people; (4) you cannot be everywhere. Your network can serve as another set of 'eyes and ears;' (5) it is not enough to be good at your job; you must understand the human side of doing business; (6) people will sell for you when you are not in the room; and (7) recruiters use online networking and word of mouth to find candidates. For more information, read the Military.com article.
For veteran job listings nationwide, tips and resources, visit the Military.com Veteran Jobs Center.