Six Networking Mistakes Job Seekers Often Make

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Not networking online

If you’re not using the Internet to build up your networks, you’re making a huge mistake. Nearly half of managers believe online networking is the best way to create professional contacts.

The solution: Regardless of your field, make the effort to start networking online. There are endless things you can do; it’s just a matter of doing what best fits your expertise and goals.

LinkedIn is a good start for any professional because there are a variety of professional groups for virtually any industry. Considering 96 percent of recruiters are active on LinkedIn, this is definitely a good place for you to connect with professionals and employers in your field.

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 Glassdoor.com, identifies six common networking mistakes and provides suggestions for how to fix them.

 

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