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Business Networking for Veterans: A Guidebook for a Successful Transition from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, Second Edition by Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Mike Abrams, Andrea Nierenberg

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2. Prepare Yourself for Networking Situations

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During targeted operations overseas, there were veterans who didn’t hesitate at the thought of charging into a building and rooting out a terrorist. But back here at home, some of these same vets are fearful of walking into a room and starting a simple conversation with someone they don’t know. Sounds ridiculous, right? In this chapter, we’re going to discuss ways for you to prepare yourself for conversations and networking so you can minimize the unknown and reduce the anxiety of networking. We’re going to provide you with a few simple techniques that will help you expand ...

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