Building Professional and Personal Social Networks
Meeting New People: Tips for Building Your Professional and Social Networks
As you begin your professional life, whether back home or in a new location — it’s important to build and expand your network of contacts. And while your online social network is fine to begin with, it’s better to meet new people in person… and then add them to your network on Facebook, LinkedIn, and the like.
How to Build Your Professional Network of Contacts:
- At company meetings and informal gatherings
- At national sales meetings
- At trade shows and exhibitions
- Joining professional organizations
How to Build Your Personal Network of Contacts:
- Meeting your neighbors
- Joining local clubs, civic associations, and organizations
- Attending religious services
Learn more about these tips — and 10 more — in this article: The Art of Career and Job-Search Networking.
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