Six Networking Mistakes Job Seekers Often Make

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Not meeting professionals in person

Although you should be networking online, networking in person is absolutely necessary for job seekers. In fact, 28 percent of managers say you should be connecting with professionals in person for coffee.

The solution: After you make a connection online, follow up with an in-person meeting. This is a useful way for job seekers who are trying to network within a particular city to meet more professionals.

If you aren’t able to meet with people in person, try scheduling phone interviews or Skype video meetings. This will help you supplement the emails or tweets you’ve exchanged with your online connections.

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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