The Most Valuable Networking Advice: Pay It Forward

November 14th, 2009 by lewis

While reading the most recent Northwestern Alumni Career Services newsletter, I spotted the most important rule in networking:

Follow up by giving first, before asking for anything: Networking is a two-way street, where you get more when you give first. Offer something of value first.

It reminds me of the Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt movie, Pay It Forward. It’s a good reminder that before we receive we should think about how we can give first. And as the movie reminds us, it’s good karma to give to others.

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