Four Types of Networkers
By Melanie Joy Douglas, Monster.ca
Adapted from Monster Careers: Networking by Jeff Taylor and Doug Hardy
The swan, the butterfly, the dolphin, and the lion are metaphors for different kinds of networkers. They represent different combinations of two essential qualities of networking: how many contacts you make and how intensely you mine those networking relationships.
The main lesson to learn is that there isn’t an ideal style; people can approach networking in entirely different ways and be equally successful. Swans, butterflies, dolphins, and lions can all be effective. Networking is really a matter of creating an individual style that makes the most of your strengths and compensates for your weaknesses. You can mix and borrow different traits from the archetypes.
This article offers one way to view networkers. At Networlding we have others and will offer our view and others we have found. You be the judge. To see the full article go to http://content.monster.ca/10384_en-CA_pf.asp.