CHAPTER 8

Leverage Your Network

Networking is a priority for all professionals regardless of age, location, industry, position, or educational background. Through serendipity and design, networking should be done on a regular basis to extend our web of contacts across geographies, industries, and positions. Networking can help you land a job, earn a promotion, have the lead for an important project, and maintain the position of a valuable asset to your organization and perhaps even industry. To stress the critical importance of networking so as to navigate your career, consider the following three statistics:

    •  Eighty percent of available jobs are never advertised; so it is important to view networking as a routine function so that you can ...

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