Understand that networking is not \”selling yourself\” or self-promotion–it is about developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with professional colleagues. Understand that you do not have to change your personality to succeed–turning yourself into a pushy salesperson won’t work. Networking has to be authentic. You can and should be yourself.Get over rejection–tell yourself that a turndown is your counterpart’s loss, not yours. Besides, recent research demonstrates that people overestimate the likelihood of rejection anyhow.
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