Network Maintenance: Keep Your Old Connections

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Much has been written about how to expand your professional network – attend events, make connections, build relationships, et cetera, ad nauseam. Building your network, of course, is a worthwhile pursuit, but while you're busy looking for new connections don't overlook the older ones - namely your former coworkers.

Ongoing relationships with former coworkers "are the cornerstones of networking," famed etiquette consultant Jodi R. R. Smith of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting told CareerBliss.