by Susan W. McClain
Consider every person you interact with as a potential champion for your cause, or a potential detractor. The receptionist in the entryway as you wait for your networking connection, a peer on a volunteer committee, a friend’s parent, an advisor at your local Career Center. The impression you make can have a big impact on whether or not someone makes an effort to be an advocate for your next career step. You never know who is observing and making assessments and is in a position to be your next champion or influence a potential hiring situation.
Treat everyone with the same level of importance as a potential hiring manager.