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July 11, 2011

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How to Find Great Contacts and Add Them to Your Professional Network

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How to Find Great Contacts and Add Them to Your Professional Network

A large, diverse, and engaged professional network is an important part of a job search. And part of maintaining a professional network means adding to it on a regular basis. Don’t wait until you need a favor or are desperate to get your resume in front of a hiring manager! Right now, valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your social circle — they’re the parents of your kids’ chums, they’re in your school’s alumni association, and they’re your friends’ friends. So how do you turn these people from relative strangers into valuable network contacts?

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June 27, 2011

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Online Professional Networking for Beginners

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Online Professional Networking for Beginners

Even though you may have plenty of Facebook friends or spend a healthy amount of time on Twitter, you may not think that you can (or should) do “professional networking” online. Perhaps you think of networking as something that only executives or salespeople do at big conventions. Maybe you want to keep your online life and your work life separate. Or maybe you just think that professional networking is too time-consuming or boring.

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