getting my own Rolodex May 31, 2006Posted by Timothy Li in Books, networking, Rolodex.
I just finished reading Harvey Mackay's dig your well before you're thirsty, recommended by James Perly.Top three take aways for college students:
1. you have a network already, work on it
2. build a bigger one, offer your help
3. get your own Rolodex
What's Rolodex you ask, a way to effectively record information about your contacts. You can do this on your PDA or get a real Rolodex and do it primitively =)
In his book, Mackay convincies you of all three things and shows you what to do.
He goes one step further and defined "sixteen cornerstones" of a network. I found out by surprise that he ranked having a Travel Agent in your network the 3rd most important of all. =) guess I didn't pick a completely useless career path after all.