6 networking mistakes you don’t know you’re making

The worst kind of mistakes are the ones you don’t learn from — let’s avoid those when it comes to networking.

Your professional network does a lot more than submit your resume. A good network is there to provide support, feedback, and advice for shaping your career. The meaningful relationships you build help you navigate uncomfortable job situations, negotiate the right job offers, and gain access to other smart and interesting professionals in your field.

Here are a few networking mistakes you may be making and tips on how to improve:

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Mandy Menaker is the Head of PR and Brand Development at Shapr, a networking app for meeting inspiring professionals near you. When not writing about networking, fitness, and travel (three very awesome things) she can be found cycling through Manhattan with her 6 lb Maltipoo catching a ride. Connect with her @mandymenaker on Twitter or visit mandymenaker.com.

This column was originally published on CareerContessa.com.

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