The Quota-Filler: "Donâ€™t cast your net too wide. Itâ€™s about quality of the connections, not quantity," Joy says. Think about what kind of person with what kind of background you'd like to interact with--one who relates most with your field or interests. "Youâ€™ve got to keep those interactions going, and if you have too many, it can be hard to manage. Itâ€™s so much easier to keep up with a small pool of people every four to six weeks versus 20 to 50."