As a student, recent grad, or newbie to the work force, you might be (and you SHOULD be) going out of your way to get to all kinds of events and meet people – happy hours, panels, workshops, conferences.
But once you’re there, they can be a little intimidating – everyone knows everyone else, there’s the “cool kids” table at the back, and suddenly you’re back in middle school, wondering if you’re going to have to eat your lunch in the bathroom stall again.
I get asked questions a LOT. And 99.999993 percent of the time, I’m more than happy to help out. Whether it’s something as small as “what’s a widget?” or as big as “how do I turn my love of social media into a career?”, I’m all too happy to dole out advice and nuggets of wisdom as Someone Who’s Been There.
From all of these questions, I’ve noticed a pattern in the types of inquiries that tend to solicit the best responses from me.