Effective networking can be an important tool in many ways, including giving your career a boost. Many employment opportunities are never published, but are filled by someone who knows someone who knows someone else. It’s important to put yourself in that social chain.
Not everyone is born with the gift of the gab or the social confidence of a talk-show host. For the introverted, small talk can be intimidating and frightening. Often small talk can seem inconsequential, but it is still an important part of events where people gather.