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There’s no doubt that networking is important. But sometimes you could be networking and networking and still not getting any results. Maybe people are turning down your meeting requests or finding reasons to cut your conversations short.

If you find these things happening to you, you may not be networking the right way. There are certain types of networkers you never want to be.

Don’t over-communicate. You might be excited about making a connection, but too many emails, tweets and phone calls could send your contact over the edge. Play it cool instead.

Be confident, not cocky. While you should put your best foot forward, you shouldn’t bore your contact by only talking about yourself.

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