In order to be most successful, career networking should be considered a daily task and not a once-a-year event. Professionals that build and maintain solid professional relationships enjoy much further career success and can obtain new employment rapidly if needed.

There are more tools for networking now than ever before. The emergence of social media offers professionals an opportunity for online networking that is unobtrusive and personal. Online networking in particular should be developed and paid attention to, as this is rising as the most important aspect of networking. Services such as LinkedIn and Facebook should be paid special attention.