Rule of 250

Think you do  not have any contacts? Think again. Most people know an average of 250 people. This means 250 who know you if you called them; know your name and feel connected to you through some shared experience or connection.

Don’t think you are that popular? List everyone who would re-spond to your email or phone call if you reached out to ask for help.

  • Family (think extended family)
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Classmates
  • Church/Alumni/Group members
  • Co-Workers (past and present)
  • Clients
  • Others

These individuals are usually willing to help, offer you advice, pass along a contact or resume.

It may take some time to list all these people, but this list is a great place to start your networking efforts. Be sure to reaffirm that networking is a two way street and that if you can repay the kindness, you would be willing to help them.


About Kevin Monahan

I have 10+ years experience in coaching clients in their career management and career change efforts. Personal career consulting services combined with employer outreach to help find opportunities for both constituents.
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