Hi all, I would like to seek advice on networking appraoch.
I will re-apply MBB in 1-2 years. As a result, I am thinking of building personal connection with current consultants in the firms. Different from traditional cold mailing approach, which is a number's game and is faster and more efficient, I would like to take a longer term approach to build personal connections.
Other than referral from friends, are there any ways to build connections more naturally? Since I have just started working at my new firm, I would prefer taking a more neutral approach, knowing the consultant in person instead of asking for referral. (For instance, maybe asking the consultant out for coffee and exchange some thoughts on specific topics or industries?)
Thank you for your suggestion!