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Networking

It's who you know, not what you know. Like it or not, many people land job interviews and other opportunities simply because they're well connected and know the right people. Now, with countless online and social media tools available, it's easier than ever to plug into the right networks and locate the people who can help you get a job and advance your career. Our articles and expert advice will map out the best networking methods, identify the most opportune websites for networking and provide invaluable tips.

Networking Advice

  • Casual Contacts Lead to Serious Job Opportunities

    Not all social networks are the same. So while you only let a handful of your closest confidantes friend you on Facebook, that's going to work against you if you're trying to use LinkedIn as a job-hunting tool, according to David Fisher of … Read more...

  • How to Use LinkedIn to Get Your Next Job

    Your LinkedIn headline is usually what gets noticed first. So it stands to reason you should spend a few extra minutes considering how best to reel in potential employers. Read more...

  • 7 Ways Your Looks Affect Your Pay

    Discriminating against people based on their physical appearance is wrong -- both morally, and in many cases, legally speaking. The way you look usually has no bearing on how you’ll perform in your job, and in a perfect world everyone would … Read more...

  • Use Sniper Rifles, Not Shotguns, When Job Hunting

    The real reason for the question is to see how focused their job search efforts are. In many cases, their approach to getting a job is like a shotgun -- load it up, start firing at will, and see what hits -- kind of like what happens in … Read more...

  • 5 Overlooked Design Tips to Set You Apart & Get You a Job

    Whether you consciously think about it or not, design has an influence on the decisions you make every day -- the phone you use, couch you purchase, shoes you wear, and websites you visit. Why is it then, that the concept of design still … Read more...

  • 8 Ways Pinterest Can Help Your Job Search

    Pinterest, with more than 11.7 million users and a recent value of $1.5 billion, is the fastest growing social network since Facebook. First used by a mostly female demographic to create and share online "pinboards" devoted to topics like … Read more...

  • 5 Ways to Get Ahead During Summer

    And suddenly, Summer. Coats go into storage, you’re buying sunscreen by the gallon, and your mind instantly shifts from spreadsheets and status meetings to suntans and sandy beaches. However, while kids might be screaming "school's out for … Read more...

  • 10 Ways You're Ruining Your Personal Brand

    By now, we know you don’t have to be a regular feature on the evening news or a sidebar on Huffington Post in order to elicit a response ranging from indifference to jeers and cheers. You have your own public and it’s their impressions of … Read more...

  • 7 Things Administrative Assistants Hate About Their Bosses

    Even though you should be giving your assistant a gift this week, we thought we'd turn the tables and do something different. Most administrative professionals need their jobs and therefore can't tell their bosses what drives them nuts … Read more...

  • The 10 Best Job Hunting Apps to Get You Hired

    Today’s tsunami of technology means savvy job seekers have jumped on the app wagon in an effort to give themselves the leading edge in the job search process. Mobile apps allow job seekers to search discreetly for positions -- anytime, … Read more...