So here's a disarmingly simple approach to professional networking. You should really read it all, but if you're too busy, here's my abbreviated take:
2. Be helpful
3. Don't be annoying or needy.
4. It's not all work - include people you simply like
Any other tips?
Networking is linked to many measures of professional success — including getting promoted, having influence, earning more money, and feeling more satisfied in your career. “Research shows that networks give people a