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15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

Zac Frank, Tania Khadder, and Alice Handley | InsideTech

March 26, 2010

Not Doing Your Homework

So you’ve got the contact right in front of you. Great … what now? Well, if you don’t know who the person is or what they want out of you there’s no way you’re actually going to get what you want.

Everyone likes to feel special, or at least recognized, so make sure that you know at least the basics about your contacts before you approach them, unless you’re in the most casual of networking situations. Besides, think about how much they’ll be relieved not to have to introduce themselves and sum up who they are for the hundredth time!