Everyone says how important having a network is. And they’re right: I can’t remember the last time I landed a job without some help from someone I knew, or who put me in touch with a friend or former coworker.
So how does a person start making these connections, particularly when looking for work (even casually)? CNN Money’s Anne Fisher lays out six mistakes people make in just this scenario.
It’s a good list and is followed up with some real practical reasons why people do it wrong and how to do it right. Bottom line: get out and talk to people about what they do. And be interested in their answers.