The Networking Expert's Checklist
Networking, networking, networking.
We’ve all heard about it and we’re sure you’re all doing it — but are you doing it right? Trying to develop job leads and new business contacts the wrong way can be just as damaging as not trying at all, if not worse. You want to (net)work smart, not hard, so make sure you’re making all the right moves.
We showed you just how to build the network of your dreams without making the mistakes everyone else is making. Now here’s a checklist so you can always keep on top of your game!
Do you know specifically what you want from a contact?
Did you mobilize all potential contacts after applying for a job?
Did you only send a resume when asked?
Did you adequately assess your bond?
Did you research your contact?
Are you avoiding being overly aggressive?
Are you framing your correspondence as a mentee to a mentor?
Did you follow up?
Do you know your event etiquette rules?
Are you thinking of ways to give back?
Are you avoiding negativity?
Are you asking questions?
Have you checked your manners?
Did you tie up any loose ends?