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10 people to network with

Networking is crucially important to finding a new job. But who on earth do you "network" with? Here are 10 people to network with.

1. Friends/family.
Start with the people closest to you - your friends and family.

2. Past co-workers.
Move on to the people you spend (or spent) 8 hours a day with.

3. Past managers.
Then reach out to past managers and supervisors.

4. Target company employees.
Once you have a specific company in mind, make contact with people who work there.

5. Alumni/classmates.
You can also contact people you went to school with.

6. Someone you've just met.
Use chance connections to network. You never know who you are going to meet and who might be able to help you.

7. Clients.
Network with your companies clients! They have seen your good work first hand.

8. Suppliers.
Connect with people you buy from.

9. Service providers. 
Network with your doctor, dentist, hairdresser, accountant, car mechanic. Give them your 20 second elevator pitch.

10. Fellow volunteers.
If you are volunteering - network with your fellow volunteers.

A career coach can help you with networking strategies.

You might also be interested in reading: The complete guide to networking.