Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer
Right on, Mr. Matthews. Every day, people are taken advantage of when their acquaintances need help networking. It’s become such an issue that it might do everyone some good for a little lesson in the networking etiquette department.
“In today’s job market, the old cliché ‘It’s not what you know but who you know’ has become, ‘It’s not what you know but who knows you,'” says Katharine Hansen, author of “A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market.” (Ten Speed Press)
Here are 10 important aspects of network etiquette, excerpted from Hansen’s book:
Rachel Zupek is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues.
Reprinted with permission from A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market, revised.