Monday, April 23, 2012

All About Networking

You can build a network while you are still in college — how and where to turn:

Too shy to network? Here’s a pep-talk from a shy person who has learned to network, and describes the process. Remember—if you are feeling shy, probably a lot of other people in any given situation are also feeling shy. Bond over your shared shyness!

Standing in a large room full of strangers is probably what comes to mind when you hear “networking.” But don’t forget to seek opportunities for more extended discussion, like a business-and-networking lunch. Here is a good article on the unspoken rules for doing lunch:

And finally, “lurking”--silently visiting websites where others gather, not joining in the conversation or giving any indication that you’re there. Can that also be part of networking? You be the judge after reading:

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