It is not that you don’t go to enough “networking” events.
It is not that you don’t approach strangers at these “networking” events.
It is not that nobody ever told you that a strong network is important.
It is not that you have too few connections on LinkedIn or Facebook, or twitter or Google+. (Connecting is not Networking.)
The #1 Reason
Is this: You only want something from me.
You don’t intend to help me. You are there for you.
- You’re not expert in anything useful to me.
- You’re not connected to someone who can help me.
- You have no experiences that are relevant to my challenges.
- You aren’t funny enough to make me laugh.
If you do care… the networking will take care of itself. It is called reciprocity. It works.
What are your thoughts?