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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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Networking Doesn’t Stop Just Because You’re Employed

Network, network, network! I said it in Chapter 4, “Breaking Into the Field,” and I can’t overemphasize the importance of doing so. You might be happy at your job now, but we all know that things can suddenly happen to jobs that seemed secure only yesterday. You should continue to make contacts during your entire working life.

And networking doesn’t just mean meeting other writers. It means meeting anyone who works in a field you, or one of your acquaintances, might want to work in. Networking goes both ways. If you can help someone else fill a job or obtain one, do it! The people involved will remember you favorably later when you need assistance yourself.

Even if you never leave your present ...

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