Networking Tip: It's Not Your Father's Networking

We all know people who have cultivated relationships with others, learned key information as a result, landed new business, landed their dream job without mounting any obvious search, etc. Those are the networkers to be emulated. This much has not changed. However, in several ways, networking techniques have changed (e.g., the pay-it-forward approach, building a personal brand along with an employer’s brand, use of on-line tools, integration of internal and external networking, widely varied events, and shifting the focus of networking activities throughout a career).