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No-Cringe Networking: Job-Hunting The Right Way

Eschew networking cliches in favor of these tactful methods to connect with media professionals during your job search

By Ellen Gordon Reeves - May 11, 2009
A brief quiz: Choose all that apply.

I wish more people thought of me as:

a) Aggressive
b) Obnoxious
c) Annoying
d) Pathetic
e) Slimy
f) A name-dropper

So, how many did you pick? When I talk to people of all ages about "networking," they have valid reasons for bristling. They fear being described by the adjectives above....

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