Networking is a process in which the client develops long-term relationships with others for mutual benefit. In a larger sense, networking (including social networking) can include almost anything we do or say to someone who might be able to help us in our career, or who might know someone who can. This includes connecting to online communities or professional networks as well as to people we find through our existing connections and even articles we read in the newspaper or online.
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