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Career Communities and the Power of Networking

  • Ann M. Brewer
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Abstract

There is a strong interest and relevance for networking throughout the 21st century. Career communities and networking are critical in meeting the demands of future change. The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate why career communities and networking need to be encouraged. Career communities and networking are critical in meeting the demands of and learning about future change. Networking and professional associatins offer support and the spirit of community to facilitate and support people through these transitions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NewcastleSydneyAustralia

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