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Networking to find a job

I'm Asking: Who's in Your Network?

I have long heeded this good advice when seeking a job — networking is key. It totally is. But the networking game is changing, thanks to Facebook and LinkedIn, and similar social networking sites. A connection isn't always a personal friend, a friend or a friend of a friend that results in a face to face meeting or a phone call. Nowadays, a network could encompass thousands in a single Facebook group.

Still, some networks like to keep it old school — you know, face to face meetings, regular gatherings — that's how the men of the Wednesday 10 stayed connected and helped each other land jobs at companies like NBC and Goldman Sachs. The all-male group is certainly a throwback, originally formed in 1957 by a group in their late twenties, it now celebrates the varied professional successes of its members who went on to become "luminaries in their fields" — certainly a testament to the power of this intimate network.

So tell me, is this kind of network old-fashioned or obsolete by today's standards? Have the web's social networking sites replaced these kinds of smaller organizations? Tell me, what's your go-to networking group?

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onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
absolutely not! I would never recommend somehow for a job who I'd never met. I'd pass along a resume, sure, but that's it.
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