11th December 2023

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Networking can help score you a job. Here’s how

Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

Building and leveraging relationships in your career field is acceptable and a smart move when you're in a job search.

Johnny C. Taylor Jr. tackles your human resources questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society and author of “Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval.”

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Question: The company I worked at for six years recently closed. During my time there as a project manager, I made many contacts and relationships with clients, vendors, and co-workers in my industry. However, I’ve never leaned on them for career support. What’s the best way to approach them for help in my job search? – Dragan