Episode 126: The Hell of Networking (re-release)

We think of networking as, ‘I’m going to meet this person so they can do something for me.’ And I think that is toxic on so many levels.
— Kimberly Weisul
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All the career manuals say it: to get ahead at work, you have to keep expanding your network. But for a lot of women there's something cringey about networking, from walking up to strangers and introducing yourself to the feeling of fakeness networking can induce. In this show I talk to three guests about how to get over a horror of networking, and why you should bother.

My guests are Kimberly Weisul, Dorie Clark, and Mary Kopczynski. 

You can find full show notes on the original episode page

You can also read a transcript of the show

If you have networking tips or horrors you want to share, post in the comments below - I'd love to hear from you.