Thursday, November 19, 2009

Your past can connect you with your future

At a networking meeting lunch last week someone said to the person sitting next to me "what did you do before this new business of yours?" He talked about his previous Corporate role and said "but that won't be relevant to anyone here". He could not have been more wrong!

One person had worked for another division of the same corporate and another was engaged in a project with them currently. It's a big mistake to think that the people you used to work with are not relevant or not interested in what you are doing now. As you build new relationships that will be very important in the future don't forget the people you have worked with in the past. You have already invested in these relationships and built trust. If you have moved on then they might have too.

In 'How to get started with this networking stuff' I wrote about the importance of keeping up with existing relationships.

Good Networking!
Dave Clarke
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