Nancy Dahlberg's "The Starting Gate" on the Miami Herald Blog.
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Why is networking important?
According to a recent survey of the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires. Networking is the BEST way to find a job or internship. Throughout your life you will make networking contacts that develop into relationships including friends, colleagues, and professional prospects.
Most networking begins through casual everyday conversation. Strike up a conversation with the people you meet in your normal routine. You never know who may have an aunt or a brother or a colleague in your field.
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