Chapter 2

How to make the most of your network

The benefits of networking and how to do it

A new word has entered the English language in the past couple of decades and has become increasingly important in helping people to get a job – ‘networking’ or contact development.

For many people it’s something they have been doing for years quite naturally through personal contact or telephone calls, and more recently through e-mails and social media. For others (particularly people of older generations), the thought of it makes them feel so uncomfortable that the hairs on the back of their neck stand up.

You cannot ignore networking as part of your job hunt. In addition to the traditional methods of networking, using social and professional media websites ...

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