Don’t network just to get a job; network to build real relationships. The point of informational interviews is not to get a job, but rather to learn more about the company and establish a relationship with the person you’re speaking with. That goes with any networking opportunity you come across. As someone who has spoken at both large and small scale events, Vivian says that nothing bothers her more than people who are apparent about wanting something from you. “Don’t expect a job.” Network to build a genuine relationship with the person first; ask them what they do, and at most, exchange contact information to stay in touch.
I compare writing a LinkedIn recommendation to crafting an Amazon product review. As a consumer, I use it to research whether the product is reliable and the delivery of its promises. I want to know specifics like how long you have had it for and, how it helped alleviate some of their daily chores. I pay no credence to reviews that say “It is great, would recommend” or “it was cheap.” To compare, this is equivalent to saying “Hardworking, nice coworker”. That does not tell me anything about you.
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