The benefits of networking are many — improving the chances of keeping a job, getting a new (better) one, career progression, learning how to get along with others, and improving personal effectiveness and company performance. Successful Networking is designed to encourage people to “network for success” by removing the fear associated with networking. It gives advice and guidance on: finding the right networks, networking groups, networking in the virtual community, first impressions, the skill of conversation, coping with rejection, the elevator pitch, following up, sharing information and contacts, managing and growing your network. Whatever stage you have reached in your life or career, you cannot afford not to network. This book will help you get started, virtually or physically, and convince you of the long-term benefits of relationship building. It is vital reading for anyone who wishes to stay ahead of the pack.