70% of Jobs Are Found through Networking (source: WaPo)
Here are Brown University’s Top 10 tips for networking etiquette:
Respect the time of the people you’re networking with.
Listen more than talk.
Ask more than tell.
Give more than ask.
Maintain good eye contact.
Don’t mix networking, marketing, and selling.
Finesse really pays off—don’t come on too strong.
Make other people comfortable.
Ask if this is a good time for a brief chat when following up.
Finally, always remember to thank people for their effort on your behalf!