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Business Networking for Veterans: A Guidebook for a Successful Transition from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, Second Edition by Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Mike Abrams, Andrea Nierenberg

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7. Expand, Organize, and Keep Your Network Growing

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Imagine if you only cleaned your weapon and ensured it was functioning properly right before you engaged the enemy. Sounds ridiculous, right? In Iraq and Afghanistan, we were constantly cleaning our weapons due to the sand and grit. There is no worse feeling than having your weapon jam during a firefight. Think of maintaining your professional network the same way. If you’re not consistently keeping in touch with your contacts and developing new relationships, then the opportunities available to you will jam up. In this chapter, we will give you tips on how to organize ...

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