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7 Tips for Social Networking Online: An Entry-Level Guide

Allan Hoffman | Monster Tech Jobs Expert

August 19, 2009

Prepare for Face-to-Face Introductions

Just because your network is developed online doesn’t mean relationships stay there. Social networking sites often connect people offline through individual meetings or group events. Just remember: A face-to-face meeting requires you to respond without the time afforded by email to craft your message. Know what you want from a meeting. Career coach Lynn Berger recommends a brief, prepared introduction for group events.

“This way, the individual does not fumble around and miss the opportunity to make a good impression,” she says.

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