Business Networking Sites
Create a personal profile on each of these sites and connect, connect, connect. The concept is so simple I could stop there, but it is important not to forget that some of these services also allow for interactivity in forums and Q&A sections. I recommend participating as often as possible in these interactive sections in order to gain positive reference and to further expand your network.
LinkedIn The premier business networking site where job profiles are shared, jobs posted, questions asked and then answered by industry professionals, groups are formed by professionals who share a common interest, and where you can build a professional network of trusted contacts. My current favorite. You can connect to me on LinkedIn. Just send me an invite firstname.lastname@example.org. I accept all invitations to connect. Zoominfo A search engine index of company names and people. Find yourself (if you are there) and claim your space or create your profile. Spoke.com A database of contact information for people at all levels of business. Jigsaw.com A database of virtual business cards that can be traded and shared among members.