Networking is a hate-love proposition to most of us. In my experience, it is an essential factor in progressing your career. The only thing that will make the difference between a promising and exceptional career is who you know and, more importantly, “Who Knows you.” Your contacts can act as gatekeepers to roles you would never find in a job portal. There’s no reason to be shy. I would even say it is better to leave a mixed impression than not to be recognized.
Networking helped me to reach my desired roles and to work on three different continents in the last five years. I want to share with you some of my non-obvious networking tricks that will give you access to influential people who will help boost your career.
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