081: How to Use Networking to Find Your Perfect Career with John Corcoran

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John Corcoran

Have you ever wanted to connect with a VIP but felt you had nothing of value to offer them? If so, you’re in for a real treat today! Our guest for this show is John Corcoran, attorney, entrepreneur, writer and business advisor.

John got his dream job at the age of 23 when he became a writer at the White House during the Clinton years. He also spent time in the entertainment industry at Dreamworks, was a speech writer for the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and eventually went to law school to become an attorney.

The one thing he says was crucial to every single one of those opportunities was growing and maintaining relationships with people. On this episode of How Did You Get Into That? he tells us how to leverage networking to get where you want to go in your professional life.


  • How John got his writer’s job at the White House.
  • Why it’s important to stay in touch with people from your old jobs.
  • How John’s writing ended up on the NBC show The West Wing.
  • How can you leverage your current job to create a better future?
  • How do you get started with intentional networking?
  • Why being a great conversationalist doesn’t really matter.
  • How do you get out of your comfort zone if you’re an introvert?
  • How do you give people sincere compliments?


  • How do you offer something of real value to the person you want to connect with?
  • How to get a VIP’s attention using this one, special hack.
  • Why never to start the conversation with a new acquaintance about business.

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