Networking means being part of team
For those of you who still doubt the impact networking can have your legal career, check out Inside Counsel's interview with Lockheed Martin's General Counsel, Maryanne Lavan. In the interview, Lavan talks about the growth of her career, key personality traits (like resilience) that lead to career success, and more.
Too many lawyers are intimidated by the very work networking, which they often define as "cold calling lots of people I don't know to ask them to help me find a job." Needless to say, that doesn't work! Lavan gives a far more useful way to think about networking: