Washington Post: The Pursuit of a New Career Takes Persistence. Chris Gardner’s rise from homelessness to the top of the financial world is familiar to readers of his bestselling autobiography, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” and the recent movie of the same name, which stars Will Smith as Gardner.
How important was networking for you and how can others develop a network in a new career field?
Networking has been incredibly important. You’ve got to develop it where the players are in your field. There are always meetings and conventions of people with similar interests. Be there, invited or not.