If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times (just ask Toby and Amy), “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.”
I firmly believe it. I’ve seen it in action far too many times.
But in order for it to be “who you know,” you have to know someone.
Yeah, it’s kind of a prerequisite.
I am horrible at networking. It scares me. To death. I really, really have a hard time doing it. And I really have a great deal of admiration for the folks who can do it. I have complete awe for the folks who do it well.
So what if you’re stuck in a gig that won’t ever get better, and you need to formulate an exit plan? You’re going to need to know somebody my friend.
Come along, gentle reader. This will be good for both of us.
- You don’t have to be a manipulator.
- You don’t have to be funny and clever. [Yeah, you and I are both breathing a sigh of relief there.]
- You don’t have to network when you’re job-hunting.
- You don’t have to be agreeable. [I think you’re wrong. Oh wait, I was just making a point.]
- You don’t have to get off the sofa. [Wha…? I’m already doing it?]