BEGIN WITH END IN MIND. WHAT ROLE. WHAT COMPANY.
People agree to network to help you, so you need to be ready to help them help you. Unless you positioned the meeting as a ‘discovery’, the shortest networking meetings are with people who are uncertain about where they want to go.
YOUR ROLE: There are dozens of free tools out there to help you identify what is important to you. Try www.myplan.com which allows you to take an assessment and gives back possible roles.
YOUR COMPANY TYPE: A colleague, Alan Bignall, sketched his simple guide to companies when I spoke to him about start-ups – it was a good way to look at the different types of companies and to be honest with yourself on whether it fits you or not. Evaluating the Type of Company that Fits You
· NEED ADDRESSED: Why are people concerned with ‘industry’ experience, what part of my skills do not transfer?
· NEED ADDRESSED: Start-ups have a great allure – here are four items to consider when looking at a start-up to look past the great idea to see if there is a great company
· NEED ADDRESSED: Marcia and Kate answer questions about transitioning from profit to non-profit.
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