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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

  • 5 Ways to Get Hired Even If You're Unqualified

    Have you ever been combing the online job boards and stopped dead in your tracks when you run across the perfect job? It’s in your field for a company you’d love to join doing the work you’ve been hoping to get into. But then you scroll … Read more...

  • Dan Schawbel and the New Rules for Getting Ahead

    How do you promote yourself while adding value to others? How can you do so successfully across generations? I just had the pleasure of chatting on Twitter with personal branding guru Dan Schawbel, bestselling author and managing partner … Read more...

  • 6 Tips for Finding a New Job After Getting Fired

    Maybe you thought everything was going fine at your job, and you were shocked to get your walking papers. Maybe you made a mistake that led to being let go. Whatever the reason for being fired, the effects can be devastating financially and … Read more...

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Being Friends with Coworkers

    It might be tempting to hang out at the water cooler half the morning and indulge in the latest gossip, the fun anticipation of the office lottery pool, or friendly sports bets. But these easy friendships with coworkers can begin to spill … Read more...

  • 9 of the Biggest Job Search Myths

    Everyone has a job-hunting strategy they swear by, along with a list of things people should never do while searching for a job. Some of it is good advice, other parts are well-intentioned but slightly misguided tidbits passed down from … Read more...

  • 8 Tips Every New College Grad Needs to Succeed

    ? All of you have degrees in hand, and the lucky among you have already secured your first jobs. But while the degree may have helped you get the job, success within the position is totally up to you from here on out. This is no longer a … Read more...

  • 12 Foolproof Ways to Network During a Conference

    Industry conferences offer outstanding opportunities for networking. They’re ideal places to meet new people, catch up with those you already know and -- if you plan it right -- introduce yourself to your next employer. But that's easier … Read more...

  • Does Facebook's New Social Jobs App Live Up to the Hype?

    If this is the platform that can help the job seeker narrow his/her search down to the 5 to 10 suitable jobs (location, ability, access, etc.) much the way that recruiters are able to review hundreds of resumes to determine those 5 to 10 … Read more...

  • 7 Ways to Stay Relevant in the Workforce

    When generations collide in the workplace, there can be some friction. Here are some tips for older workers to adapt to an ever-changing landscape. Read more...

  • The 7 Difficulties of Networking

    One of the most important principles of networking is that in order to build a relationship with people, you must make people feel valued, be generous with your information, share what you know, and describe what you have experienced. Read more...