LinkedIn expert: You should have 10x as many connections as your age

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Darcy Rezac CD
Darcy Rezac CD

Excellent post.  I recommend people go for a thousand.  7 new contacts a week over 3 years will do it...or even half that rate in 5 or 6 years will do it...not all that difficult.  And, yes, 'weak' contacts (not strangers, but people you have made some connection with at some level...F2F, telephone or email) are often the most magical..famous sociologist Mark Granovetter says it is so...people who find work through networking, most often--84%--of the time find it from people they barely know, 'weak links to distant networks.' Go for it, try batting a thousand!  Darcy Rezac, Author: Work the Pond! (Prentice Hall NY).

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