Most know the value of professional networking. Whether you need a new job now or later, continually building your network with decision-makers and leaders can only help your career in the long run. I’ve talked with countless colleagues, friends, and job seekers who have told me stories about finding a job (or a job finding them) through a contact they connected with months to years ago.
One of the key ways to establish a strong network and learn about career opportunities (present and future) is to have face-to-face meetings with hiring managers, company owners, or well-connected professionals. There is a bit of etiquette and approach to doing this. My latest article for Job-Hunt.org walks you through the process.