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…)