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Building Professional Relationships


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Networking and building professional relationships involve making career connections and learning about industries, career options, organizations and employment opportunities.

Building Professional Relationships through Networking

Networking, a way to build and nurture professional connections and relationships, is considered one of the most effective ways to find a job — particularly in challenging economic times. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, networking leads to 70 percent of all jobs. Networking can uncover job opportunities that might not yet — or ever — be posted on job sites. In fact, some jobs are not even created until the right person shows up. Networking, along with employment readiness self-marketing skills, may just open the door to lasting and satisfying career paths for military spouses.