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8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job Seekers

Nina Kim | NursingLink

Strive to Be a “Connector”

“Connectors” are sociable people who come across “lucky” situations because they are likeable and know very many people, according to Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Bigger Difference.

They’re essentially people who have mastered the art of networking. “Connectors” interact with big groups of influential people who have access to vital contacts and information. Now, the idea of orchestrating big social situations may sound daunting, but proper networking isn’t rocket science. All you need to do is be conscientious of other people and industry news — send an e-mail about a news item to a new acquaintance or write a birthday card for your old boss. When networking, it’s the little things that count.

“If you know many different types of people, you will hear about many more opportunities,” Gladwell says. “Sociability, energy, and openness breed luck.”

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