Networking, formally and informally, is a crucial part of building a career, but people sometimes wonder about how to do it outside of traditional spaces, especially if their career is just getting started. This list covers some of the places where you can network away from specific or formal events.
Successful networking starts with brainstorming a list of additional contacts who might be able to tell you about job openings or give you names of other people to talk to. Make a list of individuals you know in these categories and thinking of how your networking can grow from them.
Business cards specifically used for job searching and networking—also known as networking cards—can be a great tool in your arsenal for connecting with employers, recruiters and anyone else who could lead to a great job. Here are some tips for developing and using them.