Thursday, March 29, 2012
Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 1116: Should I join an industry hockey team to network?
I have to admit, I'm a little perplexed by this question because it seems blatantly obvious to me, so I'm wondering what's underneath that would stop you.
If you can't play hockey and you join the team just to network I would say no. However, if you know someone on the team, go to watch and support the guys.
If you can play hockey are you asking if it's inappropriate to network? Because if you are the answer is:
Networking doesn't have to be so pre-planned and strategic. If you are on a team with a group of industry people, concentrate on forming friendships. That's networking. If you are just joining the team to get work, don't waste your time! It is transparent when someone is not interested in getting to know people for anything other than a job.
If there is something I'm not addressing, let me know.
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