How strategic should networking or publishing be? The pros and cons of this question were discussed last Friday in a workshop of the HYT and our Research Training Group “Consequences of Social Services Work”. Useful tips for networking in the context of research were discussed and practiced. Publication venues were presented, including their various advantages and disadvantages. We would like to thank Dr. Daniel Müller from the HYT for the deep insights into networking and publication logics. The valuable advices will support us and our colleagues throughout their professional careers.