The Thirteen Worst Networking Mistakes
Major Mistake: Forgetting Business Cards
Dan Woog, Monster Contributing Writer
Monopolizing Someone’s Time
At a networking event, everyone wants to mingle. And if you’re networking over the phone or by email, understand that the person you’re speaking with has a life that extends beyond you.
Look sharp at networking events. Mind your manners, shake hands firmly, stand up straight, make eye contact and show respect in any way you can. A networking event can be a dress rehearsal for a job interview, but no one will help you get your foot in the door if you give the impression that you’ll slouch through it once it’s open.