Don’t Ask For A Job At A Networking Event

Lately I’ve noticed that a lot of young millennials are some terrible networkers. A couple weeks ago I went to a happy hour event for female journalists in my area and this woman in grad school asked me for a job immediately after I told her I worked at HuffPost.

The thoughts running through my mind were: What’s your name again? Could you not be so thirsty? And is this really how you network? 

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How I Landed My Dream Job Right Out Of College

I can’t believe today marks two years since I started working at The Huffington Post. In all honesty, I never thought I would land my dream job this early in my career. I thought I would start off in some job as a news assistant and eventually work my way up to a bigger company. But here I am, fresh off of covering the Democratic National Convention and gearing up to finish this crazy 2016 election.

People ask me all the time how I got my job and I don’t think it’s one simple answer. No I didn’t apply for an open position. No I didn’t know anyone in the company. No it wasn’t luck. A lot of it had to do with experience, timing and A LOT of hard work.

Here’s what I did.

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