All posts tagged: career

Are men better at networking than women? My twitter research reveals some truth!

Few months back I accidentally became a part of the Startup network. Soon I was hanging out with entrepreneurs (primarily tech) and was talking to them on every social (media) platform. Surprisingly in this network I could not find many women. Few were active on social networking sites and many seldom responded. I have never been great at networking. Is it me or are women generally averse to making a lot of contacts? Are men better at this skill? I wanted to find out answers to my questions, so I planned a fun project. I created a survey of 10 questions and collected responses from a small sample group. The results might be a little skewed because of the methodology, but nonetheless I am sure you will enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed doing this exercise! A quick brief of my survey: I got 25 responses out of the 40 requests that I sent Around 60% respondents were my Twitter contacts and 40% offline friends The respondents  are a mix of Entrepreneurs, Photographers, Psychologists and …

I need a mentor

We all look for mentors or guides through every stage of our career. Whether we are a student or a professional or an entrepreneur, we need someone to tell us what we are doing is right or not. But how much guidance is enough? Does it aids the entire process of our actions and thoughts or hinders our belief in what we do. As the adage goes that too much of everything is bad, too much of mentoring can also harm your ability to think or worse can dampen your self-confidence in ways you wouldn’t even be aware of. However I am not denying the possibilities mentoring brings with it – someone who does not protect, but makes you aware of the pit falls you will find on your way and guide you on how better a particular idea or project can be executed. Who you choose as a mentor is also very important. A mentor cannot be someone who does not have clarity of his own thoughts. The last thing you want on earth …