No matter how many times you hear it from me or your instructors, it’s never enough. The key to success in the industry is networking. No matter if you’re starting out or totally entrenched. When you stop being sociable, the opportunities will stop too. JD Salinger is an anomaly. For ever Salinger, there are thousands of “could’ve beens”.
So how do we focus our social skills? Boost our network? Break in?
While there’s no magic formula (and anyone telling you there is just sold “magic” beans to a near homeless kid), there are fundamentals that can never hurt.