As I’ve said before, you build your career on a foundation of relationships. Successful careers rest on powerful foundations that you continuously develop and maintain.
Weak careers often suffer due to neglect. Ignoring your professional development, letting your online presence go stale, and neglecting your relationships.
This neglect is almost always unintentional. When you’re busy with your job, the thought of taking additional time for your professional development seems overwhelming. It’s easy to put your personal website, portfolio, Linkedin profile, and social media on the back burner.
After all, you already have a good job. Why should you invest in finding another one right now? There’s no need.
Similarly, when someone has a great job, and things are going well, the last thing they want to do is talk to recruiters or hiring managers in other companies. Why should they? They aren’t looking for a new job now.
This is a big mistake.
You shouldn’t treat relationships like a fast-food …