September 01, 2014

For the Non-Networker: Do What You Love

Erin E. Rhinehart

I tried. Really, I did. When I first started practicing, I went to speed networking events. I attended every bar association luncheon and cocktail hour I could. I was miserable. It all seemed so forced. But, like a good little associate, I dutifully kept going. I passed out my business cards, made small talk, and tried to hone that ever-elusive elevator speech to build my network and climb that ladder. But, deep down, I knew this wasn’t how I was going to shine.

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