May 1, 2013 at 4:42 PM ET
Stuck in a career rut?
Career strategist and Compass Point Associates CEO Nicolette Pizzitola joined TODAY readers in a live online chat to help them move their jobs forward.
Her advice is to get off the computer, stop sending out the 100's of resumes, and start connecting with other real people. If you can do that, and start well in advance of when you'll need it, you're golden. Nicolette reminded viewers to take time for their futures every day and in every interaction, because if you do, your spirit, and paycheck, will give you a big thanks.
TODAY: One of the things you seem to talk about a lot is the importance of authentic networking. Why is that so powerful and key to getting where you want to go with your career?
PIZZITOLA: Most people think networking is handing out business cards and looking for a job. In reality, authentic networking is built on relationships established before you need them.
TODAY: So it's kinda like, just be a human, and be authentically curious about people outside your silo?
PIZZITOLA: Exactly! People need to to know you and it's not all about work.