It’s intimidating to email someone whose work you admire, asking for advice, or a coffee chat, or any first meeting that you secretly hope sparks a career-long mentorship. It’s like asking someone on a date while also asking them for a raise. It’s hard and even if you do it right, it might not work! The Harvard Business Review has a killer strategy: present your most interesting, valuable, credible self.
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Hey! Remember me? I've been around at Lifehacker and its sister sites Gizmodo and Kotaku for a few years now, but as of this week will be stepping into the intimidatingly Jackson Ryan-shaped hole that is Lifehacker's Deputy Editor position! You've probably seen my work around already, but here's a little introduction for the uninitiated.