Consider who you may already know:
- List names of current and former colleagues, acquaintances from professional/campus organizations, and the business associates of family and friends.
- Don’t forgot your personal network—neighbors, relatives, organizations, religious or community groups, clubs, or volunteer groups. Look to all generations for building a professional community.
- Fill in the gaps by reconnecting with old acquaintances, getting involved in the committees of your favorite organization, or volunteering.