It can be overwhelming to get to know and keep up with your contacts, almost like a full time job. Although this may be the case it is essential to effective networking. Nurturing these relationships can lead to long term gain. Brazen Careerist highlights some tips on building and sustaining those networking relationships.
1. Network in all directions
When youâ€™re at aÂ networking event, reach out in as many directions as possible. This means reaching out to supposedly â€śdownwardâ€ť or â€ślateralâ€ť connections as much as you reach upwards.
A lot of people go to networking events and end up looking over the shoulder of the person theyâ€™re speaking to because theyâ€™re waiting to speak to someone more important. ButÂ you never know when a connection whoâ€™sÂ not a big shot could help you out, so do your best to focus on getting to know whoever youâ€™re talking to.
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