Career Corner: A Monthly Executive Search Firm News Article Series.
Networking Strategies For "Reserved" Executives
December 1st, 2006
Not every executive is comfortable talking to large crowds or the board of directors, and not all are energized by contact with others.
Judy Rosemarin, an executive development coach and president of Sense-Able Strategies Inc., offers tips for turning the introvert inside-out:
“Networking shouldn’t be frenzied, nor is it about ‘begging’ for a job. In fact, networking isn’t really about getting a job. It’s about using shared interests to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships,” advises Rosemarin.
“Done right, networking is a lifelong, evolutionary process that you should do frequently, if not daily. It’s as natural as eating and sleeping. Whenever you talk with others and seek their opinions to make an informed decision – even if it’s just to find a good restaurant, movie or electrician – you’re networking.”
Tips offered by Rosemarin for networking include: