People say time and time again how important building up your own professional network is. However, what they may not let you realize is that expanding your network is built over time, so don’t fret if you’re not there yet.
There are a number of ways you can achieve a network of reliable people who you can count on, without having to resort to contemptible methods such as bribery or cheating.
George Ross once said; To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust.
Try to market your brand, pull out the uniqueness in and stand out.
Networking is marketing. Marketing yourself, marketing your uniqueness, marketing what you stand for. – Christine Comaford-Lynch