Almost Everyone Has Made at Least One of These Networking Mistakes—Have You?
Whether you’re looking for a job, searching for a mentor, or just hoping to meet some new people, it’s easy to get carried away with your networking efforts. What starts as a simple technique for getting acquainted with others (like handing out business cards) can quickly turn dire (like literally throwing them at random people you haven’t talked to).
Not sure if you’re committing a networking sin? Below are seven networking personality types that you should avoid, as well as the traits that are usually associated with them. (Hint: The most common one we see are the “one-timers”—if you think you fall into that camp, here’s some help.)
Infographic courtesy of Gist by Blackberry. Photo of people talking courtesy of Shutterstock.
About The Author
Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.