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There are two common mistakes in career networking: 

  1. Confusing connections with relationships. A connection is just a statistic. A relationship is more likely to support you when you need help. 
  2. Mistakenly believe that networking is a tool to help find your next job immediately.

“We all think we are important, but the only executives who will not have to worry about building such a robust professional network are those whose reputation is a household name. “

JGSelf

As job markets become increasingly automated with artificial intelligence making the initial selection of applicants, a vibrant network comprised of people who can and will introduce you to hiring decision-makers will be essential. These relationships take time to build.

We all think we are important, but the only executives who will not have to worry about building such a robust professional network are those whose reputation is a household name.