Investigating the Relationship Economy

In search of the “Relationship Economy”… Since March of 2007 I began work to build network connections that could cushion the blow when consulting contracts expire. At that time, I was on the final leg of a contract with Unilever in Trumbull, CT. I knew that I had to grow my contacts in the industry quickly so I could find additional work in the near future. Once I discovered how much it fit my personality, I really started to get serious about it.

I started with LinkedIn and Plaxo to support my growing address book and follow-up with contacts to whom I thought I had some value to offer  or that were of immediate value to my jobs search. I then started a bit of expanding the range social networking sites to afford me wider exposure and inbound invitations from others to avoid having to stop connecting to others when I reached the network limitations. Read More…

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