Why Your Professional Network Sucks (and What You Can Do About It) (read it on lifehacker.com)
Why Read It? Because realizing you don't have anyone to turn to when you need career advice is a scary realization.
- Find someone who can provide you with an unbiased, professional opinion.
- Actively try to meet new people - you never know how they could benefit you in the future.
- Always offer to help when you can.
"Meet people that could help you in 6 months, not that can help you now. As Wayne Gretzky famously said, 'Skate where the puck's going, not where it's been.'"