When it comes to networking, working a room can be daunting, especially for those uncomfortable with the social pressures of schmoozing. But there's no underestimating the value of connections gleaned from a good contact. New Websites like LinkedIn.com are principled on the potential upside of your contacts (and, by extension, their contacts). Further your career by prepping for networking events, advises Rebecca Matchett, co-founder and CEO of Rebecca and Drew clothing, who has teamed up with Dress for Success, a Manhattan-based non-profit which provides professional attire to underprivileged women. Here's what she tells her "clients" about networking.
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