Networking. Just the thought of it may make you feel uncomfortable.
Who do you reach out to? What do you say? How do you stay in contact?
But even if it feels awkward, networking can play a major role in advancing your career.
“People are nervous about networking,” said Marcia Ballinger, author of “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting” and co-founder of executive search firm Ballinger|Leafblad. She added that the majority of jobs people land tend to come through their network.