Do you go to meetups?
If not, you should consider it.
Meeting new people and building relationships with them will help your career much more than focussing on your tech skills alone. Maybe not now, but in the long run.
Just don’t play the game like the stupid people do. Noone likes people which talk only about them and are looking for the fasted way to get your money or job.
Genuine interest is the key.
At least in my experience.
Yeah, it seems frightening for introverts. And it might be for the first time until you realize all attendants are there for a reason and ready to talk. Usually, about the topic, the meetup is about. You also don’t need to talk much. Asking good questions and listening is worth tons of gold.
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