Be humble, but don't be afraid to ask for the expertise of a person in your network, they'll likely be happy to show off what they can do.
Luke Skywalker wasn't the Jedi we know him to be until he met Yoda. You need to find your Yoda. Find someone in your ideal field and see if they're available for the occasional brain-picking session. There's no problem you're facing now that someone hasn't already solved. Your Yoda's got solutions or knows someone who does.
Of course you want to maintain a professional demeanor in a work environment, but that shouldn't stop you from caring about your co-workers, managers, potential employers as human beings. Take the time to get to know the people around you and have a friendly relationship while keeping a professional one.
You never know when you're going to run into a future employer, or someone that knows you're looking for one. Often the best connections are made outside of an office environment, so when that guy from your ultimate frisbee team asks you what you want to do for a living, be ready with an articulate answer.
Your LinkedIn and Twitter are two of the first places that employers will go to check up on you. Make sure all the information on your social/professional media is accurate and well-organized. And your Facebook also needs to remain professional. Of course Facebook offers you more room for selfies, but you want to make sure all the content in your profile is rated PG. You don't want to let an opportunity slip because of your scandalous profile picture.
The office softball team is a great way to get to know your co-workers, but it's not exactly something you're going to put on your resume. Find an organization related to your career, this is a great way to build contacts and to keep up on what's going on in your industry.
People know when someone is trying to get something from them, so you want build a relationship with them. You don't want to give the impression that all you're after is how they can help you and/or your career. For someone to hire you, they have to believe in your qualifications, but they also have to want you around.
For some people, this is a tough one. By the time you release the handshake, you may have forgotten this new acquaintances name. When you meet them again, it will look quite good on you to effortlessly recall their name. It helps to remember if you follow up with them shortly after your first meeting. This is a great opportunity to add them to LinkedIn and/or to send them an email referring to the conversation you had. This one is more important than may you think.
You want to be confident, but not so nonchalant that you come off pretentious. When meeting someone, ask questions and care about their answers. Most people will know if you're faking it, so listen attentively. They'll remember you did.
Having a bunch of connections on LinkedIn is nice, but it doesn't help you much if you don't have an understanding of what they do. If you're in need of a graphic designer, you should know who to turn to without much thought. You should keep your contacts organized in way that makes it easy to find the person you're looking for. LinkedIn makes this rather easy, so make sure your contacts list is in order.
Jaymin Dangi is a digital marketer and social media enthusiast. As an online marketing consultant, he is closely working with local as well as internationalized domains in the field of technology, e-commerce, gadgets, apps, etc. He believes in sharing things over the internet.