I recently attended the The Muse’s Coach Connect launch event in New York City and spoke with dozens of people about how to improve their networking skills. (And yes, if you missed that subtle shout out, Coach Connect is live now, and you really can book time with a career expert to help you!)
Everyone I chatted with had one thing in common: They all despise networking. Sound familiar?
Whether they identified as introverts and wallflowers, or just thought it was completely inauthentic, everyone had a question about how to make it less terrible.
I told them that there’s no big secret; instead it’s about redefining what “networking” means to you and then understanding how to go about it. Like the sound of that? Read on for my four most popular tips: