How to network even when you're not looking for a job

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    By AJ Smith/

    The magic of networking is one of the most important assets a worker can have. But what can networking really provide you? This term, which essentially means meeting others and making an impression or forming a bond, is often cited as an important part of the job search.

    But aside from the obviously desired interview or job, interacting with like-minded individuals about business opportunities can provide more than you may think.