Networking: Following-up with connections

While establishing new connections is a crucial first step in your networking journey, you’ll need to regularly follow-up with existing connections to stay in touch. Maintaining and nurturing the relationships within your network must be carefully done to build sponsors and advocates that will help with your job search.

When following up, it’s important to keep in mind that communication must be seen as genuine, not generic. Though templates are great for inspiration, it’s important to transform them into meaningful, customized messages tailored to each unique relationship and contact.  

Take a look at the tips shared in the following articles and consider making an appointment with your career coach in Handshake to discuss your plan for strengthening your existing connections.

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center