Groups – Take some time and identify helpful people you want to “get in” with and find out what groups or circles they are involved in. The key to remember here is that you want meaningful relationships…just like a friendship; it will take some time to nurture and grow. The more meaningful your connections are the higher value the network will be to you. You can connect with professional organizations, trade associations, fraternities, sororities, classmates, alumni, parents, relatives, college administrators, professors, teammates, coaches, mentors, co-workers, career counselors and any other employment professionals. You can join as many as fifty groups on LinkedIn and remember, complete your LinkedIn profile first before joining any groups. Participate in industry blogs, follow companies on Twitter and join relevant social media. In short, do your part so you are networking effectively and take advantage of LinkedIn.