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The Parent’s Guide to Family Friendly Work by Lori K. Long Ph.D.

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Chapter 12 Networking for Success

The old adage “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” applies more to the job search than any other venture. Networking is the process of building mutually beneficial relationships. Your job search network includes the people you know that might be able to connect you to the right work opportunity. This valuable connection could be anyone, from your spouse to the cashier at the coffee house you stop at each morning. You can make your network work for you in the job search through actively engaging in building and using it.

Networking is key to creating a family-friendly work arrangement. Whether you search for a job with a new company, move to another job within your company, go out on your own, or even ...

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