Sunday, November 15, 2009

Do your homework!

Each day as I develop my connections I run across people that want me to hook them up. It's cool and it is my goal to give back but what I want to say many times is this: "Do you homework and make your own connections." I do believe that connections and networking get you many places but I also believe it has made many people lazy and dependent on knowing someone. Remember this: "No one will every care about your career more that you do."

Also remember that sometimes even the people with connections are busy going after their own goals as well and sometimes don't have the time to help out. It is not personal. It is just about timing and caring enough to do some of the work yourself.

Well that is my two cents. I am always ready to help but sometimes I just don't have all that time.