Don't make people SEARCH for you! Be VISIBLE!!!
A few months back I touted the importance of staying visible when trying to accomplish something. Today, I am returning to this concept because it has delivered results. This week I will be starting three different part time positions that I would have never had the [...]
Though staying visible is important, moderation is paramount.
Be warned of burn out. If you’re going to go to every networking event that comes your way and go on every interview, even if you don’t want the position, you’re going to start getting frustrated. Once you get frustrated, you become less genuine, and less effective. [...]
Playing on the need to be visible and attending events within your industry, I’d like to take a moment to emphasize the importance of not meeting too many people. On multiple occasions, Andrew Warner of Mixergy(link) and I have discussed finding a balance between being friendly and meeting the new players on the scene and [...]
So this may seem obvious, but being continuously visible is very important when networking.
Find a good site that aggergates events, conferences, forums, etc. for your industry and start showing up. Nothing will help you more than showing that you are dedicated to that industry, and the more you go to the more familiar you [...]
One of the easiest ways to network is to find an organization that specializes in what you are interested in. Whether its a Meetup, the Bar Association, American Marketer Assocation, or a GreenDrinks group, connecting with like minded people in industries of interest to you is always good practice. If you are interested in Tech, [...]