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/ November 10, 2017 Why the Coffee Meeting is a Waste of Time
Why the Coffee Meeting is a Waste of Time

By Hannah Fleishman

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There’s a popular networking practice that’s in desperate need of a makeover: Asking someone to get coffee. How many times have you been told to invite someone on LinkedIn, or at your company, to “grab coffee” so you can learn more about their role, career path, or industry? Probably weekly, if not more. On one hand, coffee meetings can be proactive, productive ways to network internally or externally. But more often than not, they’re a waste of time.

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