Every time I attend a networking event I run into at least one person looking for work.
Every. Single. Time.
Many of them want to make a move, some have recently lost their job, others have been unemployed for several months.
Whatever their situation, the majority are there with a friend or colleague.
This is a BIG mistake.
While networking should be part of your life (whether you’re looking or not) you’ll get a lot more out of events if you go to them alone. Here’s why.
If you go to an event with a friend or colleague, it’s likely you’ll spend most of your time with them. You’ll chat over cocktails and sit together at dinner.
Will you meet other people?
But, not nearly as many as you would meet if you went alone.