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Make It Work: Navigate Your Career Without Leaving Your Organization by Bill Gargiulo, Joe Frodsham

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How to Network

Having a broad network is important, but it does require you to perform active networking. However, we need to dispel one notion you may have about networking. You could be thinking of the stereotypical salesperson or politician constantly smiling, posturing, and going out of his way to get something from someone else. Although this may work for some, most people (the coauthors included) feel uncomfortable with this overt form of networking. We are most effective and comfortable when we can be ourselves. You have your own way of meeting new people, and as you align around your passionate core and your career declaration, your energy will attract more people and relationships.

Here are some basic techniques for building your network: ...

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