Once you introduce yourself to someone, how are you staying top of mind, after that?
Often when someone reaches out to me to let me know they’re looking for their next opportunity, if I don’t have any ideas or positions that I’m aware of at that moment, that encounter will probably fall to the back of my hippocampus (I had to look that up).
But, if I see that individual active on LinkedIn in the future, writing, commenting, liking, sharing, etc. my hippocampus gets refreshed.
Often, being top of mind and at the right place at the right time will provide you that opportunity to reengage.
Please think about this if you’re hesitant on being active on whatever medium you work on (email, social, phone, community, etc.).
When you’re sharing or engaging on a topic that’s of similar interest to someone else, it allows for that common bond to stay in place.