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Career Corner: Online Networking Tips for Young Career Opportunists Part II

In addition to in-person networking events, the web is the perfect
place to meet professionals who are searching for your brand of talent.
If you're nervous about networking, don't be. The internet is a great
ice breaker and way for "shy networkers" to ease in slowly and get to
know people over time. You can really make some strong professional
bonds if you do it right.

Here is tip #2 for leveraging your online networking effort:

2. Be open to both young and old; be willing to learn new things.

Young people tend to be more skilled in the areas of computers and technology than the older generation. Sometimes it can seem tedious to have to explain things, or maybe you feel impatient, wanting them to get to the point. Even so, your talents are well matched to someone older who knows how to play the career game. Make it a practice to be friendly toward everyone, even the old salts who seem set in their ways. You have much to learn from each other.

Here's to having a career you love,
Hallie Crawford
Career Seekers Coach