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Here are the four essential steps to building networking relationships.
- Develop a career plan. Yes, it will change over time, but if you do not have a plan and a strategy, it is impossible to know who to target
- Develop selection criteria that are consistent with your plan: people who interest you, people with similar interests, those who live and work in cities, or for companies that match your plan.
- Add value to the connection – share articles, successful business initiatives, solutions, and innovations. Be selective. This is not about quantity but quality.
- Do not rush. If you are suddenly unemployed and are only now building a network, you waited too long. A relationship is about developing mutual support and trust, and that takes time.
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