Stop Asking “What Do You Do!” Try This Instead.

Longtime blog readers know that I am ambivalent toward networking events. I explain my position in my course on networking for analysts.  So a friend was surprised when I suggested we meet at a networking event last night. It was so close to the house, I thought, “why not?” Then I remembered why. “Hi, I’m […]

Network Like a Southerner

Know a good way to tell a Northerner from a Southerner? When a Northerner meets you, he’ll ask “What do you do? A Southerner will ask “Where are you from?” This signifies the North’s emphasis on business and industry, and the South’s on location and heritage. When it comes to networking, I take the Southern approach. The “What do […]