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Paint Your Career Green by Michele Lobl, Stan Schatt

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CHAPTER 7

Social Networking

Imagine sitting at lunch with a colleague who mentions a friend of his. “Bill’s an old fraternity buddy. You should meet him because he works for a company that could use someone like you.” It may sound too good to be true, but it happens more often than you think.

Social networking takes place every time you meet some friends and they take the opportunity to introduce you to someone they know. People have been growing and mining their social networks for opportunities for years. Realtors, for example, automatically ask everyone they meet if they happen to know anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house. Your neighborhood ...

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