#2. BE ‘SURGICAL’ AND DIRECT
You’re at the networking event to get something from someone who is in a position to give you an assist — a new job opportunity, advice on a new career path, a valid excuse to wear a tie, etc. So don’t clam up when it’s time to speak up.
“Be direct and specific with what you’re looking for,” Manciagli advises. “Don’t just rattle off your résumé, explain what you plan to do moving forward.” Also, work the room. Networking is a numbers game; the more people you talk to the more chances you have to score a follow-up meeting.
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