When you connect with professionals in your field, you are "networking". Learning how to meaningfully network is one of the most effective tools for being noticed by hiring managers, for growing a network of supportive professional contacts while on the job, and for sharing and learning while in your profession.
Learn ways to connect by clicking here to view our Networking and Informational Interviews handout.
LinkedIn is the social media tool of choice for professionals to interact with peers and grow their professional network - this is the place for professional, not personal, interactions. While some professionals may use other social media like Facebook or Twitter for their interactions, the same rules of professional networking referenced below apply to other social media types.