Relationship-Building: Much greater than networking is your ability to build lasting professional relationships. Employers are impressed by candidates who have worked hard to establish and maintain professional relationships with key stakeholders. Employers will know if you possess the relationship-building skills they need in a variety of ways. If relationship-building hasnâ€™t been your forte, start off small by connecting with those who have been instrumental in your career thus far. Send a simple e-mail touching base and thanking them (individually, of course) for their contributions to your career. Donâ€™t ask for anything, but close the e-mail by stating that youâ€™d love to stay in touch. This is a great way to begin building those relationships that could very well lead to your next career opportunity.