Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The power of business relationships: an example

During my junior year in college (1983), I applied for a summer internship at IBM. Like more than 90% of the people who applied, I was turned down via form letter. When I told my dad this, he said, you know--I know somebody who might be able to help. My dad was a car salesman and one of his customers happened to be a Human Resources executive at IBM. A week later I had a phone interview, & a week after that I had a job offer. It might've changed the course of my career, & I have networking to thank for that.

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