Networking can be pretty uncomfortable sometimes—just like, well, dating. You have to figure out how to start the conversation without sounding completely awkward. You have to ask insightful questions to keep things moving along. Then, as it’s wrapping up, you have to talk about who’s paying the bill.
And finally, after it’s all said and done, you have to spend hours debating if you should reach out first. Or, wait for the email. Or maybe just forget the whole thing happened. It’s enough to give you a headache.
Trust us: You’re not the first person to feel this way.
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A UNC-Wilmington grad born and raised in North Carolina, Kaitlyn always knew she would end up in NYC to pursue writing. As a summer editorial intern, she contributes career advice to The Muse. In addition, she also writes for other publications, such as USA TODAY College, Her Campus, and The Huffington Post. You can find her searching the city for the best eats, binge-watching Netflix, or catching up with friends at dinner. Say hi on Twitter @KaitlynRussell_More from this Author