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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Joshua Waldman

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Chapter 3

Reviewing the Essentials of Online Networking

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering why online networking is as important as in-person networking

arrow Understanding the protocols of online networking

arrow Figuring out how to make your contacts’ connections work for you

arrow Keeping track of your online networks

arrow Staying involved in your networks while employed

The essence of networking, either online or in person, is to listen and find ways you can be of service. No matter what tools you use or what your goal is, keep this fundamental principle in mind as you network. After all, you can’t expect to receive help, introductions, or advice unless you’re fully prepared to give those things to others first. Networking is all about building mutually beneficial professional relationships.

In this chapter, I help you understand why networking is the key to landing your next job. I show you how to network and manage all the contacts you’ll make. And because not disappearing from your networks after you land ...

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