Networking is important if you want to land on a quality, high paying job that you would love. A lot of job opportunities are never advertised, you can only hear about these hidden jobs from a company insider before it gets announced to the public. To get inside connection, networking is important. You should build relationships with the right people.
- Not Spending Time to Network While Working. Just because you have a job doesn’t mean you shouldn’t network anymore. Some people realize the importance of networking only after they have lost their jobs.
- Not Following Through with your LinkedIn Contacts. Using LinkedIn or any other social network platform is a smart idea. But you should use it properly. After meeting someone that could lead you inside, make sure you follow through. Show interest and build a relationship with your connections.
- Not Giving First. In building relationships, it is always best to give first, because the question in everybody’s mind is “what’s in it for me?”
- Not Having a Guide. Look for a person who has networked successfully. Listen to what he says, do what he does, and follow him as a guide.