How Social Networks Changed in 2011 | Infographic
I think one of the most overlooked (under-taught) things in the general career space is how you can properly integrate yourself into the industry or field of your interest. People just don’t realize that to break into any space you need to go where the wild things are.
If you want to be a banker, go to where bankers hang out (strip joints and clubs, anyone?). If you want to work at startups, go to the hackathons, meetups, etc.
When you start attending the events, you begin to network with the “right” people. Networking for the sake of networking can only get you so far. Networking with the “right” people (ie The Wild Things) is really the only thing that matters.