Networking is for life, not just when you need a job!

Yet, this is often overlooked by people resulting in their long-term goals being compromised for short-term gains. We can all spot a fish out of water and the same can be said for people who network just to find a job and then stop networking. Consequently, they disregard the networks they have developed and do not understand the long-term benefits of continuing to build a social and professional network.  Often forgoing support, constructive feedback, recommendations and insights into job opportunities, which may or may not be advertised.  To avoid becoming a fish out of water, you should think carefully about your networking strategy. There are several ways to build and develop your network. To get started, I recommend a LinkedIn profile, twitter account, attending seminars and have a business card.

How do you network and what works for you?

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