Going Forth Episode 19: Let’s Be Friends – A Theory On Networking
Think about how you made your childhood best friend. Did you email them a personal resume? A list of references detailing why you’d make an awesome companion? Did you scout out the top student in the class, with the hopes that their excellence might help you succeed? Or did it start because you simply began playing together, sharing a common purpose or goal? Mike Lawrence thinks that we should approach networking like this. Not as something transactional, but rather as attempts to build relationships that are genuine, human, and last throughout our lives. Mike walks us through the basics of this skill on today’s episode, from putting yourself out there as an introvert to utilizing your community ties to avoiding common networking mistakes.