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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

  • Networking Tips to Land Your First Job

    Are you planning a transition “from college to career?” You won’t want to miss out on advice from Lindsey Pollak, a recognized expert on next-generation career trends. She recently released a new edition of her terrific book, Getting from … Read more...

  • Social Media: Welcome to Hotel California

    You may enjoy contributing to communities like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, where you can expand your network, share information, and raise your visibility. Or maybe it’s a love-hate thing -- with the ever-increasing options, the need … Read more...

  • 4 Tips for First-Time Job Hunters

    The biggest mistake most new job seekers make is not taking enough action. A lot of people spend way too much time sitting at their computers scrolling through job listings while they should be taking lots of other actions, such as visiting … Read more...

  • Is the Traditional Resume Obsolete?

    For most of us, working on a resume is pretty uninspiring stuff. Fire up Microsoft Word, search for synonyms for “experience,” fiddle with the spacing until everything is lined up just so. Should the font be Arial or Times New Roman? … Read more...

  • Social Networking for Career Success

    Would you study and memorize all of your friends' contact information even though you had a working smartphone? How about doing the dishes by hand despite an operational dishwasher in your kitchen? Of course you wouldn't, because both of … Read more...

  • 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back

    Most self-help books tell you all the things you need to start doing if you want to be successful. Which is why James Waldroop's "The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back: Overcoming the Behavior Patterns That Keep You From Getting … Read more...

  • 7 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable

    As companies downsize and jobs are lost, many people wonder why they're let go while other employees remain with the company. Although there are always many factors to consider -- political, economic, etc. -- it often comes down to being … Read more...

  • 4 Tips for Starting a Job Search from Scratch

    Whether you are fresh out of college, having a midlife career change or deciding retirement isn’t for you, you first must realize job searching has changed. It's different than it was a decade ago, and it's different than it was last year. Read more...

  • Even Happy Employees Go Job-Hunting in January

    It is perhaps the most popular New Year's resolution, right up there with losing weight, quitting smoking and going back to school. Whether it's unemployed people trying to find their way back to the workforce or those who are currently … Read more...

  • 25 Holiday Gift Ideas to Make Your Coworkers Merry

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rearview mirror it's time for some minor motivating panic regarding your office gift giving. Read more...