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Finding Time To Network

By August 21, 2017 January 23rd, 2019 No Comments

Networking should not be considered the “other” activity you’ll get to or make a priority when you “have more time.” Even if work demands being at your desk 24–7, there are micro- chances to network in meaningful ways, and they can be as simple as writing a short note — while your sitting at your desk late at night working away. By personalizing a response to a piece of correspondence from a not-for-profit, one lawyer set herself on a path of leadership positions (and powerful connections) that have fueled her career trajectory ever since. You may not be able to RSVP for every cocktail party or meetup, however, that doesn’t mean you aren’t able to network.

Find more ideas on how to reframe networking (and do more of it effectively) in Chapter 2 “Get Your Head In The Networking Game” of Build Your Dream Network.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.