Effective Networking Strategies

    • Keep in touch with contacts – Following up is important. After you’ve made connections with other professionals, show your interest by staying connected. Keep the contact’s business card and make notes on the back each time you contact them.
    • Maintain a positive online persona – Your profile online should reflect a positive and responsible image.  Make sure your links are professional and in good taste.  Many employers are now using social networking links when screening for candidates.
    • Make a good impression – A positive first impression speaks volumes. Know your abilities and market yourself with those in mind.
    • Listen and observe Focus in on the people that you meet by listening to what they are saying and keeping mental notes on important information. Be a good listener.