Building soft skills and deep personal relationships is a mystery to most of us. And what we don’t understand, we’re skeptical of.
That’s why we’re almost all skeptical of “networking” and “building relationships.” We all hear phrases like “The majority of jobs are found through personal contacts.” But how does that actually work? How do you go from knowing your friends to turning that into jobs?
We don’t understand how this works, so we create false dichotomies like…
- “Whatever, networking is for douches”
- “I’m not good at selling myself”
- “I’d rather get a job based on WHAT I know instead of WHO I know”