While networking to find your career or explore a career change, you’ll be reaching out to a variety of people – most often by email. Sometimes silence will be what you get in response to your emails.
Rather than drawing conclusions that the person doesn’t like you, or the person is annoyed by you or thinks you did something wrong, you should instead embrace this simple networking rule: SILENCE DOES NOT MEAN “NO”. Instead, let that silence serve as a reminder to be persistent.
Persistence pays off when networking to find your career. As today’s guest, lawyer and Capitol Hill veteran-turned nonprofit founder Ken Ballen tells us, you’ll want to be persistent and reach out multiple times to someone when you don’t hear back. How many times? Watch the video to hear what he thinks.
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Capitol Hill Veteran & Non-Profit President Ken Ballen
Title: President, Terror Free Tomorrow
City: Washington, D.C.
Law School: Columbia Law School in New York, NY
Grad School: Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (MA in Int’l Affairs)
College: Tufts University in Medford, MA
Previous Careers: Congressional investigator and federal prosecutor
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