Six Networking Mistakes Job Seekers Often Make

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Not asking for help

According to a new survey by OfficeTeam, four in 10 managers say not asking for help when networking is the biggest mistake people make.

The solution: Job seekers often fall into the trap of thinking they don’t need help during their job search. However, when you’re looking for a job, every bit of advice you can get helps.

If you’re trying to network into a particular company or get your name known in an industry, don’t hesitate to ask your networks to help you connect with the right people. This will help you connect with more people who can help you during your job search.

While career networking has been heralded as a "must-do" activity for anyone searching for employment or seeking to advance in their chosen career field, many find the activities daunting and often wonder if they're really getting any benefit from all the effort they're expending.

If you've been spending hours sending LinkedIn requests, attending networking events and participating in other network activities but don't feel that efforts have produced positive results, it's possible that you're making some very common networking mistakes.

In this slideshow, Heather Huhman, writing for, identifies six common networking mistakes and provides suggestions for how to fix them.


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