In the workplace, we’re surrounded by many types of people, from co-workers and team leaders to supervisors and managers. Some of them have an interest in your success, and others…not so much. After all, they have their own self-interests, problems, challenges and priorities too. A mentor, on the other hand, is someone who has taken a direct, unselfish interest in your success.
Most people hate networking events. If you’re an introvert, you probably avoid them like the plague. But even extraverts can become introverts when faced with a roomful of people they don’t know. Networking is a bit like the medicine your doctor gives you: it may taste bad, but you know it’s good for you. Here’s how to survive networking.