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Fantastic, practical guide to networking
on 3 June 2013
I bought this book to help me to prepare for a management consulting role. This book really surpassed my expectations - it is a fantastic, practical guide to networking.
I really liked the length and writing style. This book is only a couple of hundred pages, and the concise, engaging style meant that my limited attention span was not challenged at any point. I finished the book during a couple of a few commutes in my first week after which, I felt ready to start using the book as a networking tool.
There were two things that set this book apart for me: Firstly, the author draws extensively on networking good practice and her own networking experience throughout the book. For example, her business card is included; a follow-up letter after a first meeting to develop business relationships, etc. The second was the `over to you'-style activities that are towards the end of each chapter. These include practical exercises for the reader, signposting to help you find out more about key themes, and tips on how to bring the ideas together into a more holistic approach to networking.
The result is an invaluable networking resource that shows you how to develop a strategic networking approach while remaining authentic. This book is perfect for current or prospective professional service firm employees.