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Networking is Great for Business, If You Know What You're Doing

Networking your business or skills is a fantastic way to gain clients and spread the word about your services. There is more to networking than passing your business card along to people you meet at conferences and mixers. Networking takes confidence and skill. If you miss a beat, you may not cover the key points but if you offer too much information, you could lose a client to boredom. There is a way to network successfully and by using the tips offered below by a professional recruiter, you can be on your way to obtaining that success.

For starters, you need to have a clear goal in mind, including a number of people in your field that you wish to connect with. Stick to that goal, even if people are reluctant to talk to you. It can be frustrating to be turned down, especially multiple times, but by committing to your goal and diving into those situations, you have a better chance of coming out on top.

Be prepared with your “elevator pitch.” This is crucial to your success. If you can't grab someone in the first 15-30 seconds of your mini-presentation, you won't grab them at all. Remember to pass your card to someone who shows even the most remote possibility of interest. You never know.

In order to perfect your networking craft, you'll need to do it a lot. You've heard “practice makes perfect,” well, that pertains to this situation as well. The more events you attend the easier your conversations will become and the more connections you'll solidify. is a portal of all things military.  We appreciate your service and patronage and continuously work to be your “go-to” site for employment and education information.  We work to connect members of military and veteran communities as well as their families with outstanding jobs.  We handle all occupational areas including healthcare, transportation, law enforcement, trades, security, high tech and much more.  You will find excellent jobs for military and veterans in both the civilian and government sectors on our site. is proud to present a multitude of resources for those seeking employment opportunities including a variety of articles and job tips aimed to help you find work.  We also have many valuable resources including our Virtual Job Fair, Directory of Employers and the Military Connection Job Board with thousands of nationwide jobs. recognizes the wonderful contributions of Transition Officers and Veteran Service Officers.  We value their hard work and are proud to work with and for them.  When the next tour is back home, it's on