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Big Career in the Big City by Vicki Salemi

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CHAPTER 2

GO TIME: ONLINEAND OFFLINENETWORKING

While there are certainly several ways to get a foot in the door, one sure way to make huge strides toward your goal is to network. As in work the room. Work it. Make it work. However you want to say it, you’ll be doing a lot of it. Essentially, the importance of your communication skills just got kicked up 10 notches because you’ll be speaking, writing, and e-mailing frequently.

Although networking technically goes both ways and you’ll certainly be able to help others, too, for the purposes of this chapter it’s all about you! Yes, this means you’re the star of your own show, so don’t let me down, ’k?

Offline Networking

You need to start from the very beginning: figuring out who your network is. ...

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