Networking is the single most important aspect of your job search.
Do you know how to properly network with connections?
Here are great tips from Rachael Zupek’s article, 10 Ways to Network Properly, excerpted from Katharine Hansen’s book, “A Foot in the Door”, originally featured on CareerBuilders.com:
1.) Know your purpose for networking. It sounds obvious, but job seekers waste their contacts time when they don’t really know what they want to do, where they want to work, or how the contact might be helpful to them. Think about what companies you want to target through networking and how you can identify connections that will lead you to those employers.