Sunday, 31 July 2011

Networking for the jobless

I just found this BusinessWeek article about what not to do when networking. I thought I was dire at networking until reading these really basic errors.  The article reminds me of a funny story from one of the most respected professionals I know, who shall remain anonymous for her own sanity.

Picture a small but mind-numbingly dull internal meeting (you know the type).  When pushed for her (non-existent) opinion on a communications matter,  she said: "Well I think we should invite Emma from Comms to these meetings in the future."

She was greeted with an awkward silence.

Emma from Comms was not only in the meeting, but was sitting right next to her.

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