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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

  • How Introverts Can Get Noticed and Get Ahead at Work

    Are you shy at work? Timid? Is your fear of group meetings and public speaking overwhelming? If so, you might be an introvert and your shy nature and aversion of the spotlight is likely holding you back from that raise or promotion. Nancy … Read more...

  • The Job Hunter's Guide to Social Media

    The days of strictly sending resumes to potential employers are over. Now it's all about incorporating some use of Social Media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ to increase the odds of finding your next job. But … Read more...

  • 10 Ways to Use Twitter to Get Recruiters' Attention

    Because more than a hundred applicants often respond to each online job posting, recruiters are rethinking their traditional practice of posting positions on career websites. Rather than posting the jobs and dealing with an onslaught of … Read more...

  • Make Unemployment Work for You: 14 Dos and Don'ts

    Today's high unemployment rates mean that more people than ever are experiencing joblessness, and for longer periods of time. While being without a job is not ideal, you can use the time for self-discovery, to open doors, to make yourself … Read more...

  • 14 Common Job Hunting Blunders

    Whether you are just starting your professional life or are a seasoned pro looking to make a savvy career move, whether you are between jobs or simply feeling the need to move on, the quality of your job hunt will determine your level of … Read more...

  • First Days on the Job: 15 Ways to Make a Great Impression

    It's human nature for new co-workers and colleagues to form perceptions about the "type" of person you are based on initial impressions. These snap judgments can turn into long-term perceptions that may impact your career … Read more...

  • 12 Tips for Generating Strong Job Leads

    Whether you are unemployed or simply looking to make a move, in a world where jobs are more competitive than ever, finding a job is a full-time job. You can up the odds of landing a good gig by creating an organized, systematic plan to … Read more...

  • Over 45? Rejuvenate Your Job Search and Get Hired

    The proportion of older workers participating in the labor force is at an all-time high. The problem is, when this group of workers gets down-sized out of a job, they spend much longer looking for new employment than their younger … Read more...

  • 14 Creative Strategies that Get You Hired

    While our economy appears to be making gains in other areas, unemployment in this country is still hovering around 9.6%, according to the most recent statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor. If you are currently searching for a … Read more...

  • Office Politics: 10 Ways to Play and Win

    Power, influence, status, recognition, ambition and reward -- as much as we might hate to admit it, the stuff that makes a fast-track career exciting and fun can be the very things that can also do it in. Set any negative connotations … Read more...