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Networking 102: How to Turn a Chance Meeting Into a Career Opportunity

Job hunting tips to help you go from networking to 'get working'

By Joel Schwartzberg - May 6, 2013
You'll never know when a promising networking opportunity will strike. It could be at a conference, a book signing, a friend's dinner party or just a chance encounter on public transit. In any of these scenarios, the pressure's on you to make a positive impression so that when the time is right, the stars are aligned, and a job is available, your new friend thinks you're the perfect person to fill it.

So how do you turn a quick conversation into a career opportunity? It takes more than just a winning smile and a good joke, but overselling yourself can be annoying -- and professionally fatal. Luckily, experts are on hand with tips to guide your path from networking to "get working."

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