If you’re looking to advance your career, it’s a good idea to build a network of contacts. And if you’re hoping to build an effective network, the first step is connecting with key influencers in your field. Influencers can help introduce you to new opportunities, share resources that will help you advance professionally and even provide mentorship or guidance for your own professional development. Of course, making connections with influential people can be challenging since they’re busy people who may not have time for everyone who wants their attention. But there are some simple strategies that will help make your efforts more successful. The key is finding ways to connect with relevant influencers while also understanding what makes them tick so they’ll want to hear from you again!
Connections are the cornerstones of a network.
Connections are the cornerstones of a network. They are the foundation, building blocks and key to a successful network.
Connections are what make up your network; they’re the people you know, who know other people and so on – as long as there’s someone else in between each connection!
Find and connect to key influencers in your field.
Now that you know how to find the right people, it’s time to connect with them. The best way to do this is by finding people who are interested in what you have to offer. Make sure that your content aligns with their interests and/or needs (e.g., “I’m looking for a new job” vs “I am an experienced developer”) so they will be more likely to engage with you and follow up on any connections made during the conversation.
While it may seem obvious, it is important not only to connect with those who are similar in background but also those who have similar levels of experience …