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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Is it all about "Who" you know, or about "What" you know?

Asked by RealEyesRealizeRealLies (29505 points ) March 22nd, 2010

Yes yes there are combinations of each. But in the big picture, as to the ultimate comfort level of your own life, which is more important about your knowledge, the Who’s or the What’s?

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bob_'s avatar

The what’s.

njnyjobs's avatar

This has been discussed in detail not too long ago in one shape or form.

Vunessuh's avatar

In my line of work it’s the who’s, unfortunately.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Yes, unfortunately most times it is the connections!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Who usually gets you in the door. What keeps you there.

wundayatta's avatar

Since don’t know many who’s, it better be the what’s. But it’s not even so much what you know as whether you can communicate what you know in a convincing way.

erichw1504's avatar

The Who’s, because I’m pretty stupid.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I think it’s “Who x What”. If either is truly zero you’ve got zero.

Fenris's avatar

It’s who hands down. If you can advertise yourself and have people to do the same, you can make it no matter what anywhere. Outside of fields of intense hyper-specialization, substance doesn’t matter.

Nullo's avatar

Social connections can be important for getting a job, but there are cases where even then, what you know is what keeps you employed.

zensky's avatar

It’s about who knows what.

zensky's avatar

See this

He knew people – didn’t help him.

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