Tips for networking your way into a job

Unemployed
Shakopee resident Susan Angell, center, networks with potential employers and other job seekers on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, during a Christmas party for people who are unemployed at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. Angell was laid off in May from her job as an optical lab tech, so she returned to school to study information technology. She was there with her husband, Jeremy Angell, right.
MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson

If you're looking for a job, you might believe that it is all about who you know. But how can you meet those people with influence?

On The Daily Circuit, we discuss strategies for efficient networking. How do you widen your circle on connections? Are there different tips for people based on age, experience or race?

What networking tips helped you find a job? Did you make any mistakes in the process? Share in the comments below.

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