People always say it's all about who you know when it comes to getting a job. And while there are many other things that come into play, knowing the right people certainly doesn't hurt in nailing a new position.

So if you're looking for a new job—or are just looking to expand your network—check out these great tips from around the web.

  • Try these tips for taking full advantage of online networking. (The Grindstone)
  • Emailing an important person who you want to become a connection? Use this process to make sure your email grabs her attention. (Sparring Mind)
  • Make sure to have the perfect elevator speech prepared for when you meet an awesome contact. (Life'd)
  • If you're attending a networking event, keep these ideas in mind to own the room and make the most of the opportunity. (Forbes)
  • When looking for places to meet new connections, make sure not to miss out on these surprising venues. (SavvySugar)
  • Make sure you're not just collecting business cards, but actually making connections. (Careerealism)
  • Wrap up your networking know-how with these 10 unique ideas for growing your contact list. (The Fast Track)
  • Want more? Check out some of our great advice on networking!

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