10 Networking Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

Common Networking Blunders You Don't Even Know You're Making

4. You're Lazy

Growing a viable network sounds like a great idea -- until something else comes up. The problem is, something always comes up. Unless you make your connection efforts a priority, they’ll land somewhere behind picking up dry-cleaning and deleting emails. 

Set aside time for follow-up emails, thank you letters and phone calls. Schedule weekly face-to-face meetings and input monthly events into your calendar. It’s more palatable than a mega vitamin and is truly good for you and your career. Be motivated.