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Why You Should Never Ask Someone to "Pick Their Brain" Build Your Dream Network

    • Careers

Here's a networking bad habit to end right now: sending enthusiastic "you two should know each other" emails or "pick your brain" invitations to meet potential contacts over coffee. Neither networking ask is a career compliment, and they definitely aren't the best ways to build a strong connection. Kelly explains why in this episode and offers alternative approaches that are far more likely to succeed.

And for more great career advice from Kelly and other experts, check out Boss Notes, a new email series from Penguin Random House providing step-by-step guidance for navigating common career challenges. Click here (www.prh.com/boss-notes) to sign up and start living your best work life now!

Here's a networking bad habit to end right now: sending enthusiastic "you two should know each other" emails or "pick your brain" invitations to meet potential contacts over coffee. Neither networking ask is a career compliment, and they definitely aren't the best ways to build a strong connection. Kelly explains why in this episode and offers alternative approaches that are far more likely to succeed.

And for more great career advice from Kelly and other experts, check out Boss Notes, a new email series from Penguin Random House providing step-by-step guidance for navigating common career challenges. Click here (www.prh.com/boss-notes) to sign up and start living your best work life now!

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