Launching a career straight out of college is … what? Overwhelming? Daunting? Frustrating?
None of those really nails it.
One major obstacle is that you don’t know anyone in the business yet, and it’s hard to know how to stand out.
I believe strongly in the value of networking, but it’s clear that some recent graduates have not been taught how to network effectively and therefore stand to gain very little from it.
So, whether you’re a new graduate or just looking to widen your network, here is some advice stemming from my best and worst networking meetings: