Sponsored by Office Team, a staffing company focusing on administrative personnel, the survey found that respondents listed not asking for help when it is needed (37%) as the top networking miscue.
Also on the list of networking mistakes were:
- not keeping in touch with contacts, 25%
- not thanking people for their help, 22%
- burning bridges with past employers, 13%
- don’t know/no answer, 3%
“In this employment market, every contact counts,” warned Liz Hughes, executive director of OfficeTeam, in a statement. “Building your network is tantamount to building your professional marketability and visibility.” The survey covered 613 employed men and women, 18 years of age or older.