Hi, guys, I'd really like to listen to your views on this topic. I'm the type of guy who is good at building relationships, and like to keep in touch with people who I like. I am bad at maintaining professional relationships and I kind of avoid purposefully making friends and maintaining relationships with them just because they might be "helpful" to me.
Once in a while, when I need to pitch projects or find expert interviewees, I find it weird to reach out to people I've known but haven't maintained contact for a while. Also, I find it hard to keep in touch with seniors from prior firms as there's not much things in common.
Could you share some tips on how to "maintain" professional networks, so that these network could add value to my professional career? Thanks.