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  • Networking is not just about social media – successful networking involves attending events like conferences, seminars and luncheons and talking to the right people
  • Always be specific about your goals. Let the person you are contacting know why you are contacting them. For example, "I’m looking to learn more about your organization’s new international health division…” will get you more results than “I’m looking for a job.”
  • The best time to create a network is before you need it
  • Networking is not just for extroverted, sociable types
  • Get referrals and leads on organizations that may be hiring
  • Utilize networks to get current industry information
  • The quality, not quantity of your network is what really counts

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