7 Rules for ‘Connecting’

Others call it ‘Networking.’ We call it ‘Connecting.’ Find out the 7 rules of connecting.

Know why you are contacting a person and how they can help you.

  • Make a powerful first impression.
  • Learn something from every contact.
  • Get two referrals from every contact.
  • Contact every new referral you receive
  • Send a ‘thank you’ note to every person you contact.
  • Keep an accurate list of follow-up activities

Don’t limit yourself by asking only about employment; ask for information and ideas as well.

Return calls and send correspondence, résumés, or other information as promised.


Bottom line:

  • Plan your activities – practice your approach •Set goals – document – thank your contact •Follow-up – remain positive •Offer to assist others •Connect for relationships, not a job.

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