Having a network of supporters is something all successful people need. A network can help you achieve your career goals through mentoring, recommendations for job promotions, and helping you solve problems at work. Through your network you can gain valuable knowledge and skills, receive guidance, and help find a new job if you lose a position. Once you know who you would like to include in your professional network, work on building relationships. Get together for lunch or coffee. Ask for feedback on your performance, and be thankful for any assistance. Keep in touch regularly, and show your appreciation to those who go “above and beyond” with their support.
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