Networking is essential to a successful career. But often times it’s hard enough to get students and alumni to step out of their comfort zones and network at all.
We have heard it a thousand times: when it comes to advancing our career, it’s “all about who you know.” Many people believe that more relationships equals more opportunity. We accumulate as many LinkedIn contacts as possible, but will a deeper rolodex actually make a difference? Simply buildi
We are all busy and cut corners to save time. But in networking (and thank you notes are a form of networking), time spent equates to attention paid which equates to genuine interest.
You’re sitting at your computer ready to craft your “Nice to meet you” emails. You suddenly feel like you’re crafting an “I had a great time” message after a first date. You sit there mulling over how to craft the perfect message to lead to a conversation.
When is the last time you attended a networking event? I don’t mean a quick drink with your cubicle mate after work, or a company Christmas party; a real, live, focused event to meet and mingle with other business professionals. Did you say “never”? You aren’t alone. Millennials in particula