What to do (and not to do) when networking and building your contact book

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Vikki Blake

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The word alone is enough to make many of us shudder: networking.

But while even the thought of it might conjure up unpleasant memories of clammy handshakes and stale sandwiches, the truth is — like it or not — networking is critical for anyone looking to build their contacts and establish a career in gaming.

No matter where you want to work in games — development, publishing, journalism, marketing, you name it — chances are,

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