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Networking for Consultants: Tips and Tricks to Stay on Your Game

Kara Jariwala

February 3, 2015

3 thoughts on “Networking for Consultants: Tips and Tricks to Stay on Your Game”

  1. My favorite networking tip: reach out to the people you like and admire the most. There’s a reason you like them, they probably share your value, principles, and like you. It’s great to connect with people who have impressive titles and are in upper management, but if they don’t know you or your work, it might be a waste of time IMHO.

  2. A little tip I always remind myself when networking, is that networking is reciprocal. Yes, make sure your contact knows about what you have been doing or working on, but always ask what they are doing and how you can help them. It is good that they leave with something from the meeting. Then the next time a job comes up you will hopefully be the first person they think of to help them.

  3. I think you’re right: networking is important for consultants. I was an IT consultant for many years and we spent a lot of time on the road talking to potential customers after business meetings of various kinds. That’s where most of our work came from. Thanks for sharing your methods with us.

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