Building Your Personal Network

Marc Kermisch
The Startup
Published in
6 min readMar 29, 2020

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During the first .com bubble in the early 2000’s, I thought that I had built a strong network. When my start-up’s public offering was pulled, and after the 3rd round of layoffs, I knew I had to find a new job. As I started to reach out to my network, it fell short for me. Everyone I talked to was nice but dismissive. My ability to find a job was to search for open positions and apply. For almost a decade, I dismissed the value of a…

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Marc Kermisch
The Startup

Technologist | Board Member | Advisor — with 25 years of experience across Retail, Manufacturing, Utilities, Financial Services and Start-ups.