Networking fails - mistakes to avoid
Meet and greets, corporate catch ups and professional networking are all essential elements of building your circle of contacts in the workplace and climbing the corporate ladder. Done well, networking can be tremendously beneficial with research suggesting 80% of jobs and promotions are not advertised formally but are offered to individuals who have a positive reputation within the organisation.
On the other hand, poor networking skills can be counterproductive and can be detrimental to your career and professional aspirations. If you're looking to get ahead in your office or professional circles, here are some networking mistakes to avoid in the workplace: