Be a Networking "Matchmaker" to Build Your Contacts
When it comes to networking, you can never have too many friends
By bringing together different people in your social circle who have common interests, you can quickly gain a reputation as the person who always "knows a guy." You're helping out the community and that benefit can come back around. As life tips blog Dumb Little Man points out, this can have a benefit in both your professional and personal lives:
If you're heading to the movies with a friend, invite another film-loving pal to come along. Love sports? Assemble a group to attend the big game. Spearhead gatherings at your home or a fun venue such as a wine bar, inviting at least a few people who are new to the group. Keeping your social network interconnected has a circular effect where you're perceived as having many friends, thereby gaining you even more.
In general, networking is about more than just building a giant list of names and phone numbers. It's about being involved with other people, getting to know them, and even being a bit of a mastermind
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