"Dread those after-work mixers? Feel as comfortable at a cocktail party as the smoked salmon platter? Then it's time to boost your networking skills...You can learn important information about various industries, companies and jobs, all while promoting yourself (subtly, of course)...Not sure where to start? Begin by asking questions. People are often willing to share which groups and organizations they belong to, and will let you know if they've found them beneficial. In addition, a reference book such as the Encyclopedia of Associations (published by Gale Research...) can be a valuable guide."
-- Wichita Eagle (October 2002)