How many times have you heard someone who didn’t get a job or didn’t get a project say “see, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”?
First of all, this is wrong. If you truly are exceptional at what you do, it will offset who you do or don’t know.
Second of all, if this isn’t wrong (and if you aren’t exceptional at what you do, than it’s much more true) than you should be tracking your assets and figuring out who you know, who you can network with to expand your contacts and how you can make sure you do know the right people when necessary
True talent will offset good contacts. Good contacts will beat bad contacts with equal ability.
If this is true, rather than complain about things, increase your talent and increase your contacts… or, continue to complain about how others know the right people
Just something to think about
Have a great day!