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Don't do meetings without an agenda

Networking is important early in your career. You'll desire to "do coffee" and build relationships. But later in your career, you have more things coming at you than what you have time for. 

This makes it vital to ruthlessly cut meetings. First, see if a simple text would suffice. If a meeting is necessary, then keep it short.

People will want to meet with you if you have something important or valuable to offer. When you meet people, it will be because you developed a reputation and a unique point of view.

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