I also think that networking should happen during one’s day-to-day activities. For example, say an individual is at the super market picking up groceries and notices the individual in front of them has a very professional screen printed t-shirt. This individual should take this opportunity to ask where the individual got the shirt. It might even turn out that the individual wearing the shirt is the person who makes it. The person in the shirt gives out their business card and bam. A network is made. Now when the individual needs to get shirts for their club team they have a contact to make it happen.
The web is also a very great place to build networks. Sites such as Facebook, linked-in, and personal web presence sites are a great opportunity to build and stay connected. These sites allow one to network at the convenience of their own home. This is essential in today’s market where getting a job is more about who an individual knows and not what the individual knows.