The 10 Cardinal Sins of Networking

By ALISON GREEN, US News and World Report

When you’re reaching out to your network to help you find a job, the last thing you want to do is annoy your contacts. Before you make that next call or send that next email, make sure you’re not committing any of these 10 cardinal sins of networking:

1. Making it all about you. If you’re only in touch when you want something, you’ll quickly turn off your contacts. Instead, turn this around and think about how you can help others, whether it’s connecting them to a job opportunity or forwarding an interesting article. Finding ways to be a helpful resource to others can be the best way to get help in return.

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