Networking meeting

Meeting a network contact

Before the meeting

  • Work out the purpose of the meeting
  • How do you want them to help out?
  • What do you want to come away with?
  • Know the questions you want answered
  • Prepare your list of questions
  • Confirm the time and location with the person you are meeting

During the meeting

  • Give a brief summary of your career to date and what you want to achieve now
  • Get feedback about your plan
  • Ask the questions you have prepared
  • Ask for two more names of people who they think could help you
  • Keep an eye on the time - keep it short and sweet!

After the meeting

  • Follow up with a thank you note
  • Keep them in touch with your progress and any successes
  • Make a note in your diary to keep in regular contact and to remind him/her of your existence