Do not leave your networking up to chance! Once you have made a good and credible connection, go for the "referral ask". Be reasonable in your request and follow up with the success or failure of the referral. This is an excellent way to build your network and engage your fellow networker.
Of course do your due diligence by offering quality referrals as well. Make this a win-win and beneficial opportunity.
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Chi Chi Okezie blogs as the Champion Networker, giving her keen insights on proper networking practices.