Why We Do What We Do
Our goal is to help professionals practice the small but mighty skills that superconnectors tap to their advantage, and we want to help them get more comfortable with the concept of networking in general.
It’s estimated that 70% of the job opportunities are “published” only by word of mouth – i.e. via networking – and are never listed elsewhere. But, finding work isn’t the only reason to cultivate your connections: a thriving hive of professional contacts can enrich what you can accomplish in your personal life as well.
That being said, we get why people don’t like to network, maybe even shudder at the thought. Like many others in the professional world, too frequently we left networking events feeling a little pissed off that we spent precious time on something that was demotivating, deflating, or too transactional.
That’s why we glue ourselves to these beliefs:
1. There is no one right way to network: superconnectors come in all shapes, sizes, and temperaments.
2. Good listeners are gold. The relative rarity of this skill means that those who have it get noticed.
3. Networking is an ongoing expedition, not a frantic sprint. Connecting with others matters at every stage in life. Pace yourself accordingly. Take breathers. Mix it up. Stay open.
These are some of the main themes that we explore-rinse-repeat on our blog.