Networking Nerves

Are you an introvert? Does networking feel “slimy” to you? The fact is that a lot of jobs are earned through schmoozing, which a lot of people–especially students and those new to the working world–find uncomfortable.

Some people are uncomfortable with networking because it feels inherently “icky”–like you’re just using other people to get a job. Alison Green, author of the acclaimed Ask a Manager blog, talks about how to mentally reframe the idea of networking to make it a little easier. Read it here.

Does schmoozing sap your energy? Matthew Pollard, author of The Introvert’s Edge, presents a podcast for introverts who have a hard time connecting with others. He talks about how to network when you’re easily drained by others–and when to skip it altogether. Find it here.

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