Networking – an essential aspect of career development – has acquired a bad rep in recent years. Perhaps it’s the word’s negative association with nepotism or unfair corporate-ladder-climbing advantages, or maybe it’s just the prospect of approaching a stranger purely to capitalize on their professional clout that puts a bad taste in peoples’ mouths. Whatever the reason, it’s time for networking to get a semantic makeover because building professional relationships remains a critical step in advancing your career. This article by Kim Monaghan describes 9 simple pointers to rehabilitate your networking skills.
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