A work-related event will offer you an opportunity to expand your connections, so have some extra business cards at hand. You've got to build a network before you can work that network! Whether you're looking to add more contacts to your career search or just a few more digits to your little black book, remember to follow up. Let people know you remember them and they're important to you. It's all about showing them the you that you want to project. It's okay to be a little shameless every now and then.