Anyone who’s spent any time in the job market will tell you that networking will get you everywhere. Knowing people and being willing to talk to them about what they do and who they know is the fastest way to land interviews and jobs. I recently landed a new part-time gig that I’m really excited about for precisely that reason: I had the skills and experience and I knew someone who was able to hook me up with the people who were looking for someone like me.
Today I happened upon a lesson in exactly how NOT to network. Someone failed in spectacular fashion at Networking 101. Let the following be a lesson to us all.