Networking

People Need People: The Power of Networking By Kate Wicker

People Need People: The Power of Networking By Kate Wicker

You’ve all heard the old adage before: “It’s not what you know but who you know.” I never put too much stock into that expression. First, the fact that it uses “who” and not “whom” has always bothered the grammar zealot in me. Then there’s the whole idea that no matter how much talent or knowledge you possess, if you don’t have an “in,” you’re not going anywhere. I am a big believer in the value of hard work and I doubt too many people would argue that having talent – whether it’s in writing or throwing fastballs – won’t hurt. That said, I’ve personally scored several writing assignments through the power of networking.

Persistence and Networking! By Ramona Richards

Persistence and Networking! By Ramona Richards

Five years ago, I faced a heart-wrenching dilemma. My daughter Rachel, who is severely disabled, was going downhill in a hurry. I was working as an in-house editor, and our days were long, grueling, and stress-filled. I’m a single mom, and although I have a nurse who works with Rachel at night, my deadlines and my concerns about my daughter were pushing me to a breaking point.