Don’t Let Networking Feel “Icky”

A lot of people aren’t comfortable networking, especially when they need a job. The thing is, networking doesn’t have to be “icky” as one caller referred to it. It’s important to always be networking, especially when you don’t need something (a job) so that you’ve built up relationship collateral simply by knowing people and having done favors for them in the past. You’ve got to go to networking meetings, and more casual networking possibilities, looking to help others – not to get help for yourself. That mindset will bring help to you and is the key to networking success.

Listen to ExecuNet Career Strategists Don Weintraub and Andrea Briscoe talk about successful networking in this clip from a session of ExecuNet Master Class.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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