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How to find success within Business field?

How does one get good connections during or after college in order to rise quickly, specifically in management fields?
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Aaron’s Answer

Get out and start doing it. Whatever field you are in. Just start doing it. GOOD people, the kind of people you want to connect to, will notice. I don't know what field you are looking to manage, but it doesn't matter. Go out and just get it done. If you work at Wendy's make the best darn fries and stay late to close up. If you are in a huge company, find out who is doing what and help out. Step up and offer solutions to individuals, suggest things to your team or managers. Talk to them about things you don't understand, but want to help with. Do the things no one else wants to.

The key to this lies in trusting that the "good people" will see your good things. Don't be a brown-noser, don't call attention to all of the hard work you are doing. People aren't stupid and they see through that just like you do. Just get it DONE. This part is CRITICAL.

Now that being said, if you are in med school or something similar "Just start doing" is a bad idea ;)
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Sean’s Answer

Let your work speak for you. A strong work ethic will take you far. I was often one of the first ones in the office which allowed me to connect with a smaller group of people before the day started going. When you help someone at work follow up in a few days or when you run in to them to see how things are going. Look for opportunities to engage in your local community through charity work and giving back. I have always met people in all levels of management through those efforts and made some great connections. Importantly, don't approach each connection with the intention of something to gain. Last, the ability to take feedback and make adjustments shows that your are teachable and willing to grow. No matter how long I have been in my career I have found things to learn from every level of management/non-management in an organization. Hope this helps, best wishes.

Sean recommends the following next steps:

Find a local charity and donate some time
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Scott’s Answer

Your question is a good one, networking is a huge skill you need to develop and work throughout your career. I have been with multiple companies that have gone belly up and each time, the people I have known in my business have helped me catch on somewhere else. So, why did they help me? Getting ahead in business starts with being liked. If people you work with don't like you meaning you are not a team player, you are hard to work with or generally self serving, you are in for a long career. However, if you work well with others, have a positive attitude, stay in your lane meaning resist talking trash about others, you will succeed. I am an executive at a major corporation and will also add this. Focus on the job in front of you, not the next one. You will get your moment in the sun, it could be in a meeting, a presentation or a project. You need to make the most of it and be "seen". If you hit a single or a double, you will not be memorable. Hit a triple or a home run, and I will ask who you are. How do you hit the long ball? Prepare, ask questions of those who have done it, and be creative. Creativity screams intelligence. Good luck!
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