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Networking: Most of us hate it, but that can change

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Networking is often seen as a daunting and tedious task, and many people dread the idea of attending networking events or reaching out to potential contacts. However, networking is an essential component of career success, and it is possible to change our perception of it by reframing our approach.

One way to make networking more enjoyable is to shift our focus from what we can get out of it to what we can give. Rather than viewing networking as a means to an end, such as finding a job or securing a client, we can approach it as an opportunity to connect with others and offer our skills, knowledge, or resources.

Another way to make networking less intimidating is to find common ground with others. Whether it’s through shared interests, experiences, or goals, establishing a connection with someone can help to break the ice and make the conversation more natural…

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Social Justice Campaigner, Writer, Teacher and Business Consultant. Lived in China and USA. Dealing with disability. My articles have been cited in New York Times, BBC, Fox News, Aljazeera, Philippines Star, South China Morning Post, National Interest, news.com.au, Wikipedia and many other international publications. Please consider donating, to support our social justice campaign, by clicking on the "Donations Page" button in the top menu.


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