Myth #8: Networking requires giving favors, and as a young professional, I don’t have any favors to give.
Sure, there is an expectation of give-and-take in relationships, and some people have more to give than others.
But you do have something to give!
Young professionals can offer different skills and perspectives than the other generations.
- Expertise in social media
- A millennial’s analysis of the workplace
- Insider connections to people, organizations, trends, and movements
*I’ve discovered that older colleagues are very generous in offering favors and often desire connections with younger professionals to receive the introductions, resources, and suggestions.
So, figure out what you have to give and offer what you have.
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