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i would say assume nobody is passive but when speaking with people communicate as if they all are passive. does that make sense?
so if i call someone to fill a job, i don't assume the person i am speaking to will actually match the job, but i also don't assume they will not. i usually ask about anyone they know to help me network and also talk about the opportunity so that they may appreciate the information.