Remember This When You Network

Young People Networking

Tip of the Day

Networking is one of the most effective tools there is for getting a job. To be effective at it, you have to work at it.

Remember: You can’t tap perfect strangers on the shoulder and expect them to do you a favor. So don’t just ask for help. Offer your own by sharing job leads and news, providing recommendations and introducing people.

Being thoughtful is a part of this, too. Send congratulatory notes when someone gets promoted and thank-you notes when someone gives you a referral. If you spend time helping others, there’s a good chance that they’ll step up when you need help of your own.

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