Connecting With Connectors
by Jobs 4 Grads Now
If you’re only six degrees separated from everyone in the world, it’s because some people know a lot more people than others do. They are super connectors. Here are four examples of super connectors: restaurateurs, headhunters, politicians and journalists.
Such people should be the cornerstones of any flourishing network because being connected to them means you are also loosely connected to many more people, often from many different worlds than yours, which can be valuable when you need expertise not possessed by your close friends.
Your “weak ties” are important. Most of your strong contacts live in the same world as you. But your weak ties are hanging out with different people, often in different worlds, with access to a whole inventory of information that’s unavailable to you and your close friends.
Once you become friendly with a super connector, you’re only a couple of steps away from the thousands of people whom that person knows.