Networking is an important part of career development and it requires an appropriate amount of preparation to maximize its benefits. So reports Motto.
Making a plan and having a clear goal can make it easier for a contact to help you. Also, spending a little time researching mutual interests may help create a stronger connection. Having a practiced “elevator pitch,” along with clearly expressing your values is important as well. Lastly, be sure to consider how you can help them, as many people look for mutually beneficial relationships.