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What's Stopping You: Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can, 2nd Edition by Robert Kelsey

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NETWORKING AND INTERVIEWS

No matter how hard you try, at some point you may have to accept that you are in the wrong organization. At the foot of the wrong ladder. What then? As stated, doing the wrong job in the right building is a good start – but how do we get even that far?

A crucial requirement for anyone seeking to make progress both within and beyond their own organization will be to develop a good network of contacts. Networking is one of those aspects of work life that tend to make non-ambitious or anti-business people cringe. Yet far from hating networking, many disparagers actually fear it.

This is probably based on their success or otherwise when dealing with their peers in the playground – the place where the concept of networks ...

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