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Networking.. When & where can you do it? Networking know- how suggests that you should:
Develop a mindset that enables you to take advantage of casual meetings that happen unexpectedly. You never know when you might meet someone who could give you just the lead you need to move the career change process forward.
Have a more planned networking strategy where you actively seek out opportunities to meet with people who may be able to help.
Set yourself targets of a set number of new contacts you will make each week or month.
Write a networking letter to arrange informational interviews with some of your new contacts. You should also plan regular follow-ups with existing contacts.
Keep accurate records of your contacts. Not just name, phone and email address but details of where you met them, what is relevant about them for you, how they might help, what you offered to do for them and when you last contacted them.