Topic 2 Understand structure and characteristics your network

In order to engage in proactive networking it is important to realise its fundamental elements and possibilities it can offer. To begin with, the size of the network, which implies the number of resources available, must be considered.

With the growth of the network, available information, and other resources from knowledgeable others increase as well. But the size of the network should not be the only focus. The quality of a network rather than simply the quantity of contacts can consequently have the most influence. Quality consists of positioning and relationship structure in the network. You must position yourself within the network in a way that the most important nods could be reached fastest and with fewer losses. Furthermore, the network can be described not only as a sum of nods but asĀ  system of connections, putting emphasis on interaction between them. Though interactions are the building blocks of networks usually they are taken for granted.