I chair a networking group for finance executives and attend a few others and see what I call the ‘100 Day Wall”. After about three months, people get very frustrated with networking and the lack of results. I have seen many who jump into a contract or full-time role that lower than their skill level – just so they get off the networking circuit.
Most of these folks were starting their networking from scratch or had limited networks. If you are in a similar situation, expect to hit that wall. But take heart, those 100 days are going to start to pay off soon – so just keep working the plan.
Expectation setting #10: If you hit the 100 day wall, use your networking plan to climb over it