In October the focus is on connecting and it can be done informally. This gives you permission to be the same person whether at a business event or out with a group of friends for pleasure. Be the real you, because they know if you are acting (even though you think they don't). Be prepared from the start of the month -- it involves merging with others. Practice what you will say. Be ready with contact information. Remember that someone has made an emotional decision to connect when they give you info, so follow up later. You may feel less professionally social from the 6th to the 9th -- good days to contact by email, especially if the subject deals with money. Opportunity knocks the week of the 12th and a mentor could appear at one of your networking sites. Take special advantage of your lucky days: the afternoon of the 13th and 14th. Explore job prospects and send resumes. On the 22nd, it isn't about you. Other people are just in a super-critical mood. Try to relax during off-time between the 27th and 29th if you are feeling stressed. Not to worry, no one can do the job as well as you can. Dedication pays off next month.