The most effective career networking tip is to get really curious about the person you’re meeting. Ask a lot of questions and keep your focus on the other person. The more you focus on them, the less self-conscious you’ll be. Everyone likes talking about themselves to some extent. Don’t get really personal, but it’s definitely fair to ask them what they love most about their firm, what keeps them up at night, what’s their favorite charity, stuff like that. More personal than the basic name/rank/serial number, but not anything they wouldn’t want to see in print.
Contributors:Elene Cafasso from Enerpace