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Expanding your Network
While RelationshipSecure is a powerful tool for maintaining your existing relationships, other companies have developed technology to help you expand your network of contacts. These concepts aren't mutually exclusive: in fact, it makes sense that you'd want to keep in touch with people so that relationship won't have gone cold by time you need to ask them for an introduction, a job, a meeting, etc.
LinkedIn.com is one of most popular services for expanding your network by getting introduced to other people who can help you move ahead in your career. How it works is this: you enter your contacts' email addresses or import them from Outlook. LinkedIn then gives you a window into people your contacts know and depending on their privacy settings, ability to contact people who may be able to help you. LinkedIn.com is most popular among executives and other high-level professionals because of exclusive nature of their service and its powerful privacy features.
Ryze.com is another service similar to LinkedIn.com, but with fewer privacy controls. It is not as popular among executives but it's worth checking out, especially if you want to network with people who aren't in LinkedIn's demographic.
Reaching Recruiting Contacts
While these tools provide a powerful way for you to tap your existing networking resources, it may be case that you have to reach out of your network to find someone who can help you. I recommend using a service like ResumeArrow.com to get your resume in front of recruiters and employers you wouldn't be able to reach otherwise.
Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook (http://www.JobSearchHandbook.com). As editor of the HireSites.com weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.