The Networking Guide to Skyrocket Your Career

Looking to take your career to the next level? Our networking guide can help you do so. Get all of the latest tips and trips to network your way to the top.

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The Worst Networking Mistakes We've Seen

Like any relationship, business networks need cultivation and care. Here are some of the worst networking mistakes we’ve seen and tips for avoiding them.

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Networking Emails Designed to Get Responses

The art of networking is a skill professionals today need to embrace, but making the first move can be intimidating. Before you reach out to contact someone you’re hoping to network with, you'll want to carefully consider how to do it. Here are some networking email templates we’ve created to fit every situation, designed to get you a response.

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Networking: How to Follow Up

Many people insist networking events can potentially lead to jobs. So you attend and meet a plethora of connections…now what? Even if networking doesn't exactly come naturally, here are a few tips for following up that straddle the line between overeager and uncaring.

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Best Practices for Staying In Touch With Former Coworkers

You’ve left your job behind, but you’d like stay connected with your former coworkers. They might be willing to be a reference for your next job. They can help you build and maintain your professional network. You may even end up working together again—at their next company or maybe at a new venture together. You want to keep in touch, but how and how often?

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How to Network Within Your Company

Doing your job and doing it well isn’t enough. If your nose is pushed too hard into the grindstone, you’re missing opportunities to network and make connections within your company. 

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Have other networking scenarios you want guidance on? Send your questions to jobshelp@washpost.com.

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