In any stage of your career, being able to network effectively can reap significant rewards. Cultivating relationships with others in your industry and externally can help land you your dream job a or start out in a new industry altogether. Most importantly, it can help you cultivate a supportive community of mentors and peers.
Clarify your goals
First define your goals. Are you looking to enter a new field, to move up in the company or find a mentor to help you grow your career? Depending on your answers, you can determine which social and professional channels would serve you best. (more…)