The Workplace 5 networking essentials for newbies in the professional world It’s both what you know and whom you know, and the two elements can feed into each other—if you go about it properly. Here’s some guidance from an industry exec on getting started. By Ted BirkhahnOct. 11, 2019 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content Launching a career straight out of college is … what? Overwhelming? Daunting? Frustrating?None of those really seems to cover it.One major obstacle is that you don’t know anyone in the business yet, and it’s hard to know how to stand out. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.