As we're quickly hurtling towards 2021, many young professionals are finding it harder and harder to sync into the "real world" once they're out of college. For me, it's been over 10 years since I got out. And it took me quite awhile to get my bearings. I can only imagine what it's like now as the world is changing faster and faster outside the ivory tower of academia.
Personally, I think 2020 has been a wake up call in more ways than one. Sure, we've been talking about pivoting all year since the virus officially dropped. But one thing we haven't discussed is the need for better networking skills.
For me, this year, I felt ahead of the curve. The network I have already built through this podcast has paid dividends as far as business development. However, not all businesses who have had to close up shop can say the same thing. Many of those businesses, like restaurants, have connections which are in their industry. And chances are, those connections have been affected as well.
So if you're a young professional, entering the workforce, or have an expendable entry level position, what can you do to hedge your bets? Well, I think a great start is to look at someone like Emily Mishler as a fine example of how to get yourself out there.
Listen in as Andy and I find out how she's been able to reach the levels she has as someone in her late 20's.