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Friday, February 29, 2008

Building a Web of Influence

Sometimes I do think that networking is a major hurdle for those who are working in the IT industry. The job nature requires a high degree of independence and as time goes by your communication skills may deteriorate.

Although social networking websites are powerful tools in favor of IT practitioners, it can only extend your network in an ossified manner. The way of communication it advocates is no way compared to face-to-face contacts.

My problem could be networking. Or more specifically, a lack of it. I work in a basement where my only business contacts are my dogs, which appear unimpressed by my résumé.

Building a Web of Influence - New York Times