In his new column in Baseline magazine, Dice President Shravan Goli talks about professional networking: “I think of networking as part basic socializing and part insurance: a bench of peers to reach out to when I’m interested in finding a new position, solving a complex problem or just learning about what’s emerging technically.”
Networking, in other words, needs to be a continuous process, one that goes beyond face-to-face meetings over drinks or coffee. Office visits, volunteer opportunities, group lunches, and even Twitter can all connect you with peers and potential future colleagues. “Good networking is easy networking,” Goli writes. “The challenge is to find new ways to interact with peers without having to go to yet another (groan) ‘networking event.’”
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