Networking is: “connecting with a variety of people who can, in some direct or indirect way, assist you in finding a job or determining a career.”
These connections can be made in a variety of ways: through informational interviews, at networking events and on-line.
It is important to remember that networking is a process that is more formal than most day to day interactions. Therefore you must be very intentional in the way you choose to network
A person’s online presence has become increasingly important in the job search. The good news is that it is now easier than ever to create an online presence through social and professional and social online networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn. Through these websites you are able to connect with others in a variety of ways and personalize a profile for yourself.