It involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, or learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in.
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make sure you know who is who, where they work, and how to get in touch.
You pop up now and again to your connections and acquaintances (old and new), without any obligation to follow up or see each other in person.
Catching up with someone I know over lunch can actually be much more appealing than making small talk with strangers over finger food. But often, we undervalue (and underprioritize) these appointments, even though meeting with people in our current professional circle is networking.