Ready for the real world? Networking for Introverts
After you leave UC Davis, you face the big challenge: getting a job in the real world. Even extroverts are finding it hard to get work. What’s a poor introvert supposed to do? Melissa Venable at OnlineCollege.org has a few tips including:
Try a “pre-introduction.” Harvard Business Review blogger, and introvert, Lisa Petrilli “stopped being afraid to be the one to reach out.” She emphasizes that getting comfortable meeting people in person is important, and that social media can help you get started with pre-introductions. Make the move to connect online with others who will be attending face-to-face events on your calendar. Getting to know them first through social media and online profiles (i.e., Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) can ease the stress of networking functions and “lead to a more relaxed and productive in-person connection.”
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