With three applicants for every job opening, more job seekers are turning to social networking to get ahead. But should you connect to advance your career or someone else’s? Bestselling author Adam Grant says ‘givers’ not ‘takers’ inevitably find and maintain long-term career success. Is his advice the right fit for America’s 11 million looking for work in an economy still rebounding?
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In his book Give and Take, Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant lays out his key to long-term success: Being a giver, which is defined roughly as those who "give without expectation of immediate gain." Givers reside in the workplace with two other kinds of professionals, according to Grant, matchers and takers - who are also categorized based on their style of interaction. Below, Grant describes his theory for success in his own words.