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The Big Career Question: Does Your Network Support Your Ambition?

By September 25, 2019 October 9th, 2019 No Comments

The theme of this week’s Build Your Dream Network podcast is: Ambition!

As in, does your network support your ambitions? 

Real support is what I’m asking you to think about. The real support your career ambitions need. Not pom-pom waving on the sidelines support. Does your network send you job leads, referrals, unsolicited opportunities? Can it answer the urgent question or solve the crisis you’re grappling with? 

Have I got you thinking?

The episode is based on my own personal experience, and a time when guess what! my network could not fully support my ambition (a career change). That was not a fun time for me professionally. Actually it was agonizing at times – and I want you to avoid the career networking mistakes I made. 

Whether you think you have what you need or not, check out this week’s podcast for suggestions  – as I have learned (the hard way) spending time growing and nurturing your network before you need it is time while spent on your career. 

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.