To many people, networking is a dirty word, as it has been commonly associated with “working” a room to try to sell something to somebody. In reality, networking isn’t like that and can actually be a fun and rewarding thing to do as long as you have the right mindset. Networking is not about you but is totally about helping other people by offering advice, connections, and ideas. To be able to be good at it, you must have competence, connection, and character.
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