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13 Networking Mistakes

13  Networking Mistakes

Dan Woog and Zac Frank

August 24, 2009

You wouldn’t wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? Everyone talks about networking but few realize how to do it well. Most people start networking when they start looking for a job. In any job market (and especially this one), a network will provide you with more opportunities and more interviews.

If you already have a job, networking can lead to innovative business synergies. The benefits of these relationships are ones you may not expect and may not be clear at the outset.

So how do you master networking and maximize its benefits? If you’re approaching potential contacts in an offhand way, you may be putting them off entirely. Learn what the most common networking mistakes are so you don’t have to make them.

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