Networking: 6 new ideas

Follow this advice to broaden your professional (and personal) network.

Who you know is often just as important as what you know — which means the connections and relationships you form can play a big role in your long-term career success.

But traditional networking events that force you to walk up to strangers and try to get a business card in their hands or persuade them to meet for coffee don’t usually lead to the kinds of strong connections that can advance your career.

Instead, try one of these unique, creative, and adventurous ways to network that will help foster a genuine relationship with like-minded people, who may be able to help open doors for you in your professional — and personal — life.