The People You Know . . .And The People They Know!
This is one of the easiest networking tips! You probably don’t realize just how many people you already know. Start a list! Write down the names of everyone you know and then next to their name write what they do for a living. Once you’ve completed the list, you can highlight or place a star next to everyone that you think may be able to assist you with potential opportunities.
Once you have your list of people that can help, make a connection! Call them, email them, invite them to lunch. Let them know what your passion is and ask them if they can help. Help may be advice or an introduction - be assertive about asking for referrals - do they know someone that can potentially help you? Don’t be disappointed. You’ve planted the seed and you can bet that the next time an opportunity arises, they will think of you!
Also, don’t forget about all of those people on your list that didn’t jump out immediately as potential career contacts. Spread the word to everyone! They each have their own social network and they may surprise you with help when you least expect it. The benefits of networking in this way are endless!
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