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The Little Book of Networking: How to Grow Your Career One Conversation at a Time

ISBN: 9781634895835
Binding: Paperback
Author: Kurt Schmidt
Pages: 112
Trim: 5 x 7 inches
Published: 01/10/2023

In this career development book, learn a repeatable framework of networking basics for professionals at any stage of their career.

Anyone can build the life they want. But they can't do it solely from a resume. And they can't do it alone.

Good connections are far more achievable than relying on the luck of angel investors, trust funds, and alumni networks. Networking opens doors by providing opportunities . . . and when it comes to advancing your career, opportunities are everything.

Kurt Schmidt is the host of The Schmidt List podcast, where he inspires career-focused people to grow in their day-to-day life. He's honed the craft of authentic connections with strangers . . . and using those conversations to become your best self.

In The Little Book of Networking, Kurt combines this experience with over a decade of career coaching and mentoring to create a networking handbook for professionals interested in growing their connections.

Full of business success secrets, this short and applicable read is for anyone who:

  • is happy in their role, but wants to make a larger impact.
  • feels professionally stuck but "doesn't have time" to advance their career.
  • wants more than obligatory name tags and surface-level conversations.
  • is interested in a career change book or just getting started in their profession.
  • doesn't want to settle for "just a job."

With the heart of The Art of Gathering and the psychological approach of How to Win Friends and Influence People, this book is sure to become a staple on any "best self" bookshelf.

Networking like a pro isn't just about finding a job. It's about growing in the work you do.

Give people a chance to get to know you-and help you get where you want to be.


Kurt Schmidt is the president of Foundry, a pioneering software company that serves a wide variety of creative industries. He uses his management, leadership, and coaching experience to inspire career-focused people to grow in their day-to-day work. He is also host of The Schmidt List—a podcast that has connected him with some of the prominent minds in leadership.

With decades of work experience, Kurt has learned the best-kept secrets for success in business. Through his podcast, coaching, and other networks, he shares valuable wisdom and helps professionals to succeed.