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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Let's face it...Networking is a lot of work. The key to successfully networking is to leverage opportunities to be in the right place at the right time as frequently as possible. With the rapid proliferation of job posting and social networking sites, the lines between the two have been somewhat blurred as these sites strive to build comprehensive communities that help visitors find connections, get referrals from employers, unearth job leads, and discover what it's like to work for a particular company. Jobster Inc. just launched a revamped job-search site that includes people's posts on what it's like to work for their employers and includes a contact link. Facebook.com, a popular site among college students, now allows users to log in with their work email addresses to connect with fellow employees. LinkedIn.com and MySpace.com also offer ways to search for members of the network that are affiliated with certain companies and job leads. So make time during your search to visit the virtual water cooler and get the inside scoop on the companies you are targeting. Your sleuthing may just lead to more confidence during your interviews and possibly a better fit between you and your future employer.

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