I was standing in line at the liquor store with a six pack in hand and could not help but notice the man in front of me. He had three cases of beer, a dozen bottles of wine, and several bottles of scotch, gin, brandy and whiskey.
I leaned forward and said “Looks like you’re going to have a heck of a party”
Asking for help can be hard, especially from people you just meet, but it’s a necessary part of networking.
Remember that the people that agree to meet with you are also agreeing to help you. With your search documents and pitch in order, you give them everything necessary to provide that help. Also, you will be surprised by how many successful people have been through transition – so they understand.
Being prepared (hopefully, without a trip to the liquor store) will give you the confidence to ask for help.