Listen Now: Getting In Touch
It might be more about who you know than what you know, but only as long as you keep knowing them.
Have you been to a networking event but failed to follow up? Or lost touch with someone you worked with and need their help to advance your career. According to the job research site Ladders.com there are ways to reach out without being rude, especially if you need a favor.
First up, don’t be awkward about your period of extended silence. Just give a brief apology. The quicker you mention it, the quicker you can move on. However it is important to address the elephant in the room. But make it sincere, touch on the fact that it’s been a while but don’t make up excuses for the reason why.
Next, ask how they’re doing, don’t make it all about you. Communication goes two ways and you owe it to this person to find out how they’re doing.
For more tips on getting back in touch, read the full article now. And try not to burn any bridges.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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