Sketchballs, Users and Backstabbers March 22, 2012Posted by robewanow in Job Search.
Tags: How Not To Network, Managing Your Network Contacts, Networking Don'ts, Online Networking
In my March 8 post (I took last week off as I had lunch with a friend and member of my network) I wrote about the reasons why I would or would not connect with someone via LinkedIn. That post generated the most comments I have ever received since I stared this blog a few years ago. It also was one of the more popular posts in terms of duration, it got a lot of views over a long period of time (almost two weeks) for a blog post.
This is good but it also puts the pressure on to create a good follow up post and I know what I write is not always a home run.
As often said the golden rule of networking is “give to get”, my friend Arthur Catalanello talked about this in a recent blog post and I agree with every word. In order for this to happen though you need to be associated with like-minded individuals. This means a careful review of who you connect with and who you don’t connect with.
This article outlines the three types of people you should not allow into your network, they are either not there to help or quite possibly there to hinder your progress. Read this brief post to learn how you can spot sketchballs, users and backstabbers before they infest your network.
Until next week….