It’s a struggle to keep up with what’s going on in your industry. Even when you’re engrossed in it every day, it’s easy to miss the little stuff – who just hired a new head of research, which firm is thinking of expanding into the Midwest, the bank that just signed a deal for a new proprietary software system.
Still, when you’re in the mix, your network makes it a lot easier for you. “Hey, did you hear Joe is taking an assignment in Asia?” “You saw that XYZ is selling off its widget-hedging business to LMOP, right?”
Water cooler talk isn’t just gossip. It’s a way to keep current and hear about opportunities.