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Networking

Having a strong network is vital to finding a job. Building up your network takes time and energy but is worth it knowing it's the most common way people are hired. It's not necessarily what you know, it's who you know.

8 Networking Conversation Starters that Work Every Time
Networking can be intimidating but there are conversations that wil always help break the ice and that everyone can relate to. Here are some to get you started.

Identifying Your Network: Whom Do You Know?
Who is your in network? Start by identifying your network so that you can ask them to continue to introduce you to new people and expand your ever-growing network.

The 5 People You Need in Your Professional Life
Whether you realize it or not, people in your network all help you achieve certain outcomes. Having these 5 types of people will help you succeed and advance your professional career.

How to Get Awesome References That Will Make You an Irresistible Job Candidate
Once you have your network, it's time to start thinking about who will be your references. There are several things to consider when narrowing down your network. This list is a good place to start thinking through who you'd like to ask to be on your final reference list.

How to Build a Strong Networking By Connecting With Total Strangers
Strangers are just untapped connections! You never know who you might meet at a networking event so be prepared to explain who you are, what your goals are, and to work to maintain that newfound relationship.

7 Conversation Starters Better Than "What Do You Do?"—and 7 That Are Even Worse
How do you start a conversation with a stranger you want to connect with? Here are some simple one-liners you can use, and some not to use.