The Follow Up
So you’ve networked successfully, and got the business card of someone you want to reach out to but what do you do from there?
Ask the person how they prefer to be contacted, with so many platforms and different working patterns, there is no longer a ‘fits all’ form of communication.
Whether it is linkedin, messenger, phone, or email ensure that you take note and if passing details to a colleague, ensure they know too.
Not only is this a polite courtesy, it also shows that you have listened and intend on building a working relationship that works for both of you. By fitting in with them , you open yourself up to easier, faster responses.
A mutually beneficial relationship is what networking is all about.