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.)