This weekend I ran a pilot workshop on networking skills. What I’ve found is that it is really easy for people just to show up at events. It “ticks the box”. The problem is that it doesn’t get them anywhere.
You need a clear understanding of what you want to get from networking, and a solid (even if simple) plan on how to go about it.
Spending this hour of your time to create a networking plan will save you weeks of frustration, and will move you much, much closer to your goals.