Currently I am an analyst at a boutique industry focused strategy consulting firm. Outside the office (i.e. in social gatherings), I am meeting senior executives from firms relevant to my industry sector, who sometimes hand me their business card after a chat.
Now here’s my problem, should I and could I attempt to develop business from these contacts?
I can fully appreciate that with me be so junior, firing off proposals and marketing materials would be inappropriate (and could possibly land me in trouble).
However, letting these business cards sit and gather dust on my desk is not doing much good either…..
The third option would be to hand the cards over to the partners…however, this could be seen to be obvious brownnosing.
I would be grateful for any advice / suggestions.