Social Graces

Abstract:The changing global economic climate has brought about changes in the roles engineers and quality professionals play in their companies. In small and middle-sized companies in particular, engineers are being asked to assume sales responsibilities without appropriate guidelines for the task. Social networking through various internet sources can help with business development for the company and with personal career development as well. A sidebar article lists useful social networking …

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This is an exceptional article. Everything from the concise look at what LinkedIn has to offer and the reasons to use it are all persuasive. I have a LinkedIn profile but haven't been maintaining it. This was truly informative and provides a great way to network. Thank you!
--Kristina, 07-29-2011

This was a great article! I'm rarely moved to provide reviewer comments but am making an exception in this case. The tips, as well as the advice on what to avoid, were very helpful, and I especially liked the list of resources for more information. While networking has not been a strength in the past, it is now! P.S. I, too, am sharing this article with a friend in need. We both thank you.
--Debra, 03-23-2010

I've been a user of online social networks for a few years, both for personal and professional networking. This article provided me with even more information to apply to my current online activities, especially about blogs. I also have relatives and friends who are concerned about their current job status; I forwarded this article to them to read, as I thought it was a well-organized and thorough resource for them to get a great start at social networking.
--Dianna, 01-21-2010

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