Hey guys! sorry I haven't posted anything up lately. Been really busy with work and doing a lot of networking. I thought you'd like to see a sample of the creative ways I've come up with to land a dream job so I started off this post with a video of me on YouTube. And guess what I am going to go ahead and try to make money off YouTube. I am always in it for the money. It's why I created this blog in the first place. There is no overhead involved at all and moreover I could rant and rave about stuff that I am passionate about.
But getting back to networking which I started this post off with, I wanted to share some tips and also hopefully give you some insights about what I have been learning from really networking like a ninja.
So basically I continue to network regardless of the fact that I have a job because I am looking at meeting potential business partners and actually meeting new friends. More than just the whole idea of getting access to different people by expanding your social circle, I for one enjoy the whole idea of talking to different people. It is really enjoyable!
As for the tips, I have actually been mastering the principles in Dale Carnegie's perennial classic "How to Win Friends and Influence People". I think that book really is for real and is totally what you need for your mind and in adapting your mental approach to be a winner no matter what.
By the way, I realized this summer after reading Ramit Sethi's blog and watching him on the TV shows on ABC, CBS, etc that perfection is seriously for losers. If you mess up, don't worry about it. You gotta go about it like a jock. So anyway these are some of the tips:
- Arouse enthusiasm among the people you talk to. This is done by finding out about who they are what they are PASSIONATE about. Read up on these topics even if you absolutely hate it so as to win their favor. This will go a long way into getting them to like you which is really what you need at the end of the day.
- Become a better conversationalist by actually keeping quiet and listening in earnest.
- Find an excuse to keep in touch with someone from time to time. I think the best would be once a month but this really depends. I have a professor that I keep in touch with once in three months. At the same time, the supervisor of my previous job and I communicate very frequently and even do it two to three times a week.
- One thing to really keep in mind is to maintain a win-win situation at all times. People are more bothered about a toothache they have than an earthquake that might have killed a thousand people. Basically, remember that a person's wants and concerns trump any of your own wants and concerns.