I am a big believer in networking. However to be effective at networking with others there is a right way to do it, and several mistakes to avoid. Why network? It is vital for you to begin to establish connections and to cultivate business relationships.
Even if an aspiring professional may not be in a advantageous position right now, you just never know what position someone might be in down the road to help you. You also might meet someone who can introduce you to the “Right Person”.
This is one of the primary reasons I founded Internet Billboards, to network and to give people the opportunity to connect with others around the topics they are most interested in. This is an excellent resource and a fantastic article titled ‘The 16 Networking Mistakes That Negatively Impact Your Career’. Be sure to avoid these 16 mistakes when you are networking. I also think many of these apply to online networking as well.
From the article.
Networking is a skill that helps you build long‐lasting business and social relationships. What many people don’t realize is that networking can be done very well – and it can be done poorly… and, instead of helping, can negatively impact your career.
Here are the 16 most common networking mistakes to avoid:
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