It’s a well-known fact that networking is an important aspect of developing your career. Networking can help you build connections with other professionals in your field and can lead to job opportunities. Now the question is- How do you begin to build your network? A recent article by Miriam Salpeter is entitled “Building a Network in 8 Steps.” The article provides a step by step guide on how to establish a beneficial network of individuals and companies that can assist you in developing your career. Salpeter discusses a variety of tactics to develop your network. Some of these strategies include developing a list of potential employers and individuals that you wish to network with, conducting informational interviews, refining your job search materials, and following up. Following the 8 steps in this article is a sure and simple way to strengthen your professional network and succeed in your career.
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