Updated: Jul 6, 2018
Start a network diagram to provide a visual representation of your current network.
Put yourself in the middle and fill in names of people that you know. Whenever you start a new project or are looking for the right people for support or advice, your diagram will help you identify, plan, and implement your networking approach. When you want to contact a certain individual, look at your diagram to see who can be the link to help you make that contact. (i.e. you want to obtain and Informational Interview at a specific organization, look for the person that might know someone who might know someone at that company.)