I attended a transition seminar and was advised to expand my network by connecting online with as many people as possible. I’ve sent out many connection invitations but have received only a few acceptances. Can you tell me what I’m doing wrong?
While having a large network of contacts is valuable when transitioning and building your civilian career, the quality of your network is more important than the quantity. It’s important to connect with colleagues, influencers, employers, fellow service members and others, but whether others choose to be part of your network will be determined by how you connect with them.
Here are 10 important tips to remember before sending (or accepting) an invitation to connect online:
A final thought: If you remain discerning and strategic about who you connect with, your network will, in time, assist you in accomplishing great things.