More on networking...
I read a great article in Harvard Business Review this month about networking. The article actually gives you step-by-step directions on how to evaluate and augment your professional network. I think it offers some great suggestions and, most importantly, underscores the importance of your network in being successful.
I don't think most people really spend any time seriously considering their own network. They should! I've found that creating my profile on LinkedIn helped me a lot with this process. In my profile on LinkedIn I list out all of my interests, professional experiences, and it even allows my references to comment on and evaluate their interactions with me. I've successfully used LinkedIn to reach out to media buyers and advertisers in my network to help grow my new company, Trump Exclusives.
Are you networking? What is your goal or objective?
Network. Network. Network.