Six Networking Mistakes Job Seekers Often Make

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Not thanking people for their help

Another mistake people make when networking is not saying “thank you.” OfficeTeam discovered that 17 percent of managers feel people are not thanking their connections enough for their help.

The solution: A handwritten thank you note or email goes a long way when networking. It’s a thoughtful way to let your connections know you appreciate their help and the relationship you’ve created.

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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