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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...