5 Big Networking Mistakes

by Karen Kodzik

In any given week I may network with hundreds of job seekers and professionals in career transition. I see various levels of networking skills and savvy—as well mistakes. Are you guilty of any of these networking no-nos?


1. No eye contact.  Have you ever been in a conversation with someone at a networking event and they are constantly looking over your shoulder for the next person? It doesn’t make the contact or conversation seem genuine or authentic. And the likelihood of you wanting to continue a business relationship with that person is slim to none.

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