networking

[Lessons Learned] Networking Strategically with Hobbies

Random Observation/Comment #493: It’s not about who you know, it’s about who knows you. When networking, make sure you’re clear to the value you can add professionally, and people will keep you in mind with your goals. The idea of a work-life balance always made me think that you need to trade off one for the other. This didn’t make...

Networking No-no’s and Yes-yes’s

Networking No-no’s and Yes-yes’s

Random Observation/Comment #250: When you grow up, why does it feel like there are so many fewer hours in the day?  I can barely do anything, yet I still want to do everything. Productivity-wise, this sucks. Networking is one of the most important (if not the most important) parts of expanding in your career.  The one thing that I found...

The Social Butterfly Follow-up

The Social Butterfly Follow-up

Random Observation/Comment #241: Panel speakers at leadership forums have the most badass introductions.  These leaders have led a fruitful life with a never-ending path towards greatness, family, and – generally – more ridiculously cool stuff.  I am in full admiration, and my mouth’s “wow” expression is hurting my jaw.  New Goal: In 3 years, my introduction will make others’ jaws...

The Social Butterfly

The Social Butterfly

Random Observation/Comment #240: Every event is a networking event.  I’m not the typical engineer with pocket protectors, protractors, and graphing calculators available in my utility belt (although my phone, can do all of those).  I rather wear a smile and chit-chat about random things to work on a closer relationship (Relater on StrengthFinder!).  Some people say it’s a waste of...

Backpack networking

Backpack networking

Random Observation/Comment #193: I’ve continued to try and find some meaning behind my travels and I’ve realized that, particularly for Europe, the true value of this adventure lies in the history and moral themes throughout the free walking tours in every major city.  I’ve covered the usual suspects, including London, Berlin, Prague, Munich, and Amsterdam, but I hope to explore...

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