So, You Want to Pick my Brain?

by "Get it Done Girl" on October 1, 2010 · 1 comment

in Free Agency

Claire Celsi wrote a great post yesterday entitled, “How to Ask for Pro-Bono PR or “Pick My Brain“”

Most Free Agents run into this situation at some point in time. It’s good to have a plan in place before you’re stuck in that moment.

I feel comfortable having my brain picked if:

  • We already know eachother and have some rapport
  • I’m returning a favor – I’ve picked their brain before
  • You’ve given me a referral in the past (also returning a favor)
  • You volunteer for a non-profit
  • Afterwords, you’ll write a LinkedIn Recommendation for me

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there are ways to get your questions answered; just need to go about it in the right manner.

How do you handle this type of situation?

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Julia in WDM October 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm

nice to meet you today. I have the same rules you do for brain picking!

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