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Ultimate New Job by James Innes

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Networking and socialising

So what exactly is this mysterious business of ‘networking’?

It’s a term that most people will be familiar with but it’s often not clear what it really means. Many people think it sounds like the sort of activity that only the top brass and the sales team are likely to need to get up to over extravagant business lunches in expensive restaurants. Not true. Everyone needs to network. If you prefer, just think of it as socialising – but in a business sense. Everyone knows they need to socialise! And everyone should know they need to network.

As you meet new people – and make an effort to meet new people and to develop professional relationships with them – you will develop your network, a linked structure of individuals ...

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