5 networking tips for blue-collar workers

If you’re a blue-collar worker, blue-collar-workeryou might think you can grow your career without relying on networking, simply because that type of thing isn’t typically associated with your industry. But being able to make connections, build relationships and leverage your contacts are critical components to career success, regardless of what duties your job entails.

“When you’re a passive job seeker, you’re being complacent,” which can hinder your ability to get promoted or recruited, says Laurie Grove, director of career services at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

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