ABSTRACT: When asked how to be successful in show business, famous comedian Steve Martin once said: "Be so good they can't ignore you." Whether you're an early career or experienced professional, you've undoubtedly worked hard to build the strong foundation of your technical knowledge, essentially achieving Steve's "be so good" edict. So, when you're surrounded by other smart, published, well-educated people in your field, how can you differentiate yourself beyond the technical realm? No tool is more powerful than networking to give you an edge when it comes to conquering the competitive academic job market or navigating a career in industry. Whether you're currently in the job market or gainfully employed, this discussion will help you understand the many ways a network can support your career development, as well as develop concrete strategies to build and activate your professional network.
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