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Hey all! How do you navigate negativity in networking? I’ve met many. Client + agency, across all ages of management. Most who are older (like me) evoke job cynicism and try to curb my interest. Cont

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How do you manage without burning the bridge to a referral?

I don’t fully understand. You network with people who are negative about your age, but want to get referrals out of them?

Negative about jobs (they can refer) and market outlook. Not age.

I walk away from negative. I can’t let that in. I make it a short conversation.

Thanks guys, I’ve decided the same with more retrospect. Misery loves company and these contacts may indicate a work culture I may not be able to turn around or thrive in.

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