Tip provided by http://www.wa.gov

Informal networking is one of the best sources of job leads and opportunities. It gives you a way to investigate a specific career field and help you narrow your target job choices. And while you get advice on where you might find the best fit, you are broadening your network of contacts for future reference.

  • You can easily develop an impressive network. Look to this list for ideas of potential sources for contacts:

  • Professors, friends, relatives, and former employers – or any professionals these people recommend.

  • Local Employment Service office.

  • Members of professional associations.

  • People in the information business-resource center directors or librarians.

  • Human Resource directors, public relations officials, or public information specialists.

  • Community service agencies or area Chambers of Commerce.