In today’s world, networking is how you become and stay successful. You’ll get your jobs through your network, you’ll perform well at your job if you have a good network, and you’ll have a happier life if you have a supportive network.
But there’s one big fallacy about networking. We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s who you know that matters.” That is absolutely wrong. It’s who knows YOU that matters. The goal of networking isn’t to meet people, it’s to make sure the people you meet remember you. The measure of your networking success is how quickly people return your calls, answer your emails, and volunteer to help you.
If you want to be a more successful networker, here are five strategies you might try.