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Feeling lonely at work? Work by yourself or from home and miss all of that great office banter? The exchange of ideas? The politics?
Keith Ferrazzi suggests seeking out a peer for support and camaraderie. It’s a great idea to find a colleague who is in your field or a complementary field (a realtor and a mortgage broker is a classic example) to get together, shoot the breeze and share ideas. I make a point to get together with other career coaches as much as possible. There’s only so much online networking you can do before you want to actually speak to someone in person!
Another great idea is to find a mentor. Coincidentally, the folks over at brazencareerist.com are highlighting how to get and keep a mentor. Check out blogs by Caitlin Weaver and Ben Casnocha for thoughts on another way to network and avoid a lonely work life.
Remember – it’s up to you to drive your own career bus.
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