Got Gossip?

February 27, 2011

Filed under: Personal branding,Social media — Luis A. Martinez @

Do you participate in a networking group?  If so, how many? What types?  Are they virtual, or in person?  Why is this important?  Isn’t all this networking stuff a waste of time?

Networking groups are critically important.  In fact, with precious few exceptions, all advances in my career of 30+ years took place because of my participation in professional gossip.  Professional gossip is the term I use to describe the discussions that take place in professional networking groups.  In my book, Getting There Volume 2, I describe how I landed my position in Xerox.   I heard about the position, which was based in Rochester, NY, from a lady named Martha at a networking group of HR professionals in Princeton, NJ.  And this happened (more…)

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