Creating a purposeful network of contacts can feel like an overwhelming task when you're just beginning your career. Building a professional network doesn't have to be painful. Here's how to create and cultivate a professional network you can leverage now and throughout your career.

If you build it, they will come! This article reminds you that you can engage your career early on (or late if need be) to create a powerful network of people you can rely on and who can rely on you.