Title: Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere
Author: Alaina Levine
Published: July 7, 2015
When I saw the title and the brief blurb for this book, I couldn’t wait to pick it up. Networking advice for a nerd like me? Sign me up! Except, sadly, it’s not really for a nerd like me. This book would have been better titled something like “Career Networking Advice for New Academic Scientists & Engineers” because that’s really what it is. Though billed as appealing to nerds across the spectrum, it doesn’t really have much to offer outside the context of scientific academia. What’s there is sound and likely very useful, just not really something that could easily be cross-applied in very many alternate contexts.
(I should have questioned the “nerd” aspect when I noticed two grammatical errors in the subtitle…)