Six Networking Mistakes Job Seekers Often Make

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Not helping others

Many job seekers get into the mindset that networking is a one-way street. Unfortunately, this mindset can have a negative impact on your job search. Nearly 10 percent of managers believe this is another popular networking mistake.

The solution: Give back to your professional connections. For example, if one of your friends secured you a job interview with their employer, find a way you can return the favor. Whether it’s being there for them as they work towards their promotion or helping them find a mentor, this is a great way to help the people who 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 Glassdoor.com, identifies six common networking mistakes and provides suggestions for how to fix them.

 

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