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The 13 Worst Networking Mistakes

Dan Woog, Zac Frank | AllHealthcare

10. Being Passive

If someone says, “Sorry, we don’t have anything right now,” take a minute or two to ask follow-up questions: “Well, what’s the outlook for future possibilities? Any thoughts on what I should do in the mean time to bolster my experience?” Persistence shows true interest on your part and may help the person you’re networking with come up with ideas he might otherwise overlook.

You also can demonstrate that you are interested in benenfiting from his or her knowledge and experience. Passivity sends the opposite (“I’m just using you.”) message.

11. Lying


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