Building Relationships Advise From The Harvard Law School

Your networking will be much more effective if you build relationships with your contacts. Look beyond the short term goal of acquiring your next job to the task of forging contacts that will be beneficial in your new position and for future career transitions. When establishing a relationship with a new contact, communicate your sincere interest in his or her work and advice and be informed enough to have a conversation about his or her job. If you remember that you are building a professional relationship and not just a casual acquaintance, you will approach the networking process with a greater sense of purpose.The Harvard Law School Website has an extensive list of tips. Preparing for the networking event as well as the all important follow up. [Read more about this subject @ Harvard Law School Site]