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Why You Don’t Need to Go to Networking Events, with David Burkus: Do you attend networking events but find yourself talking only to people you already know? Meetups and mixers can be awkward, especially if you’re shy or you don’t know anyone there. Find Your Dream Job guest David Burkus says you can confidently...

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Do you attend networking events but find yourself talking only to people you already know? Meetups and mixers can be awkward, especially if you’re shy or you don’t know anyone there. Find Your Dream Job guest David Burkus says you can confidently skip any event where the only purpose is a vague sense of connecting. If you do attend, David says, focus on conversations that delve into topics outside of work. And whenever possible, look for events that have a purpose, such as a charity drive or a shared activity that benefits others.  About Our Guest: David Burkus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidburkus/) is an author, speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His newest book, “Friend of a Friend,” (https://davidburkus.com/books/friend-of-a-friend/) offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections based on the science of human behavior.  Resources in This Episode: For tips that will help you do your best work, check out David’s website at davidburkus.com. David’s new book, “Friend of a Friend,” (https://davidburkus.com/books/friend-of-a-friend/) helps you better take advantage of the network that’s already around you.  Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepare for them. Download 100 Behavioral Interview Questions You Need to Know (http://www.macslist.org/questions).

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