Networking Tips: Maintaining and Tracking Your Network

Here are some things I use to keep track of my network. The tips I mention in this video are more personal and lead to more work than the “easy to use” contacting on LinkedIn, Facebook messaging or more impersonal methods that social media will have you believe work.

Create a document that has the following columns:
Name:
Position/Company:
Their Advice:
Last time contacted:

Look at the document every day, especially as you are looking to make a change in your career. The busier you are, the harder it will be to continue this habit. If your network is small, you will use this sheet as a reminder to try and make a new connection every day.

The idea of the document is to make sure you have followed through on anyone’s advice to you before you respond to them again. If you do that, people will notice that you are genuinely interested in what they have to say and your networking relationship with that person will become stronger.

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