Networking for Introverts: Paradox Not Oxymoron

We’ve discussed that networking is critical to one’s professional success (Network Whether You Want To Or Not), but for some of us, the mere thought of entering a room full of strangers makes our stomach turn, our head hurt, and leads to a strong desire to run home to be alone with our thoughts.  If this sounds even a little bit like you, you’re not alone.  You’re not doomed to professional failure.  Research shows 30 to 50% of the population has introverted tendencies and you’re probably somewhere in that percentage of the population.

The good news (and paradox) for introverts—is that introverts have natural strengths that often make […]

Network: Whether You Want To or Not

“Networking is people looking for people looking for people.” Jarod Kintz

In today’s world, we increasingly network from a distance through email and our ever-expanding social media platforms.  While this kind of “networking” has been a great equalizer for individuals and companies both large and small, there is NO substitute for being there in-person.  There are an endless number of networking opportunities: professional meetings, conferences, receptions and parties, events and more. All of these opportunities can be found in your community, you just have to keep an eye out for them.
But why bother with networking?
Networking is the fastest and easiest method […]

March 27th, 2015|Networking, Recent College Graduate|2 Comments