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The complete guide to networking for introverts

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Never ask for a job.

Making too big an ask too early on alienates people. Keep the ask as lightweight as possible, which also helps respect people’s time.

For instance, ask for advice, a coffee, or their ideas on a subject. Agree to travel to them, or to meet somewhere convenient to them. People enjoy offering their expertise, especially when it doesn’t require much effort.

Once you’ve established an easy rapport, you’re more likely to be top of mind when an open job comes along.