Coffee meetings aren’t always the best way to network. With so many applicants, it may be hard for your connections to find the time to meet.
Try sharing your work via Twitter. Shooting someone a tweet is a lot easier and quicker than meeting for coffee. And who knows? After tweeting for awhile, you might get a meeting out of it.
Another option is to share your resume through LinkedIn. Make sure you send a personal message to show your interest.
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