Thursday, February 16, 2006

Build your network through professional associations
Networking is the cornerstone of a successful job search campaign. It is the on-going process of building and maintaining relationships with people who have information you want and need and reciprocating with information that is useful to others. Joining a professional organization related to your field is an excellent way to build your network of contacts and quickly gain visibility within an affinity group of potential decision makers. Members of the group work in the same industry or perform a similar job function for an organization and in turn they share similar interests. By building trust and rapport within this group you improve your chances of sourcing new business contacts or job leads that in turn can accelerate your search. These communities offer multiple opportunities to contribute your knowledge and expertise which results in greater credibility within the group. If you're not familiar with the professional organizations for your industry or function an excellent resource is available at


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