Networking Pitfalls

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You've probably heard that the majority of jobs are found through networking. And, you've probably also read about many strategies for networking. This presentation addresses some of the networking pitfalls that might be undermining all those strategies.

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Networking Pitfalls

  1. 1. 101 BUSINESS CARDS LATER AND STILL NO JOB THE TOP 3 MISTAKES THAT ARE UNDERMINING YOUR NETWORKING Marie Zimenoff, M.Ed., CCMC, NCC, NCRW
  2. 2. Top 3 Networking Pitfalls  Your “But” is Showing  You’re breaking first-date rules  You’re trying to win the networking lottery
  3. 3. Pitfall 1: Your BUT is showing  Thank you for sending me those job postings, BUT . .  That’s great that you know someone at JBS, BUT . .  Doing that won’t work for me, BECAUSE . . . Try instead . .  “Thank you. AND, I’m also looking for X positions.”  “Thank you. What other advice do you have for X?”
  4. 4. Pitfall 2: You’re breaking first date rules  Rule 1: Health District MH Connections – 221-5551
  5. 5. Pitfall 2: Breaking first date rules, cont.  Rule 2
  6. 6. Pitfall 2: Breaking first date rules, cont.  Rule 3
  7. 7. Pitfall 3: You’re trying to win the lottery
  8. 8. Pitfall 3: You’re trying to win the lottery Time to fill out your participant forms for . . □ Friends □ Family □ Former Coworker s □ Groups you’re in ALREAD Y
  9. 9. Top Takeaways  Just say “Thank you”  Find a place to air your dirty laundry  Focus on relationship first  Work from the inside out 7/31/13 7:30-11 AM Hilton Fort Collins

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