Stupid Networking Mistakes: Not Respecting Time | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 2243 Here’s another of those stupid networking mistakes people make that defeats the purpose of networking–not respecting time.

Stupid Networking Mistakes: Not Respecting Time | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people in organizations and try to help everyone be bigger in the world, whether that's an individual who's in the job search, trying to help someone perform at a higher level, throughout the search, whether it's an organization that's just being an effective in some way, shape or form, I try to help people in organizations be better at what they do.

Today's video is one of those stupid networking mistakes videos I've done from time to time, and I haven't done one a long time. So I thought this would be a good opportunity to do. And it comes from a conversation that popped into my mind some years ago, where someone reached out to network with me. Okay, so I agreed to meet with him sit down, try and offer some advice in house.

And we're sitting down and he's asked for 30 minutes of my time. And I noticed in my watch, 35 minutes, 40 minutes.

And I have to pause for a second. And you know, we're over time right now. Yes, for 30. I've got some place to be. We really haven't done anything yet. Why did you waste my time to beat around the bush here? And you know, I got a fumbling answer back. I'll just simply say, when you network with someone, you're asking them to take time out of their life for you. It's not about the work day, it's time out of their life, and to waste it by being unprepared to waste it by just simply chit chatting about nonsense,

extensively to help build a relationship.

But that isn't what's going on. I know mentally, I had a clock going off in my head. And I kept waiting for them to talk and talk. And that's all they did talk. They never asked me anything that was useful professionally to them. And certainly not for me. So I want to remind you, time is precious. You're asking someone to interrupt their life, their calendar to invest something in you. You may call it mentoring, you may call it coaching, you may call it networking. Whatever it is, they've interrupted their day, to offer that time and counsel that you say you want them and then you wasted not respecting someone else's time is one of the dumbest things that you can do in a search and in your career respected.

I'm Jeff Altman. Hope you found this helpful. If you did, and you're watching on YouTube, click the like button. If you're watching on Facebook, same thing, you know, just let people know it was worthwhile if you feel inspired to share it. I really appreciate that too, because it does help other people discover what I do. If you'd like to subscribe to this channel on YouTube. See that little icon down there in the corner, that little white thing. Click on that. You'll get notifications whenever I release a new video to YouTube. I also want to mention that if you'd like to connect with me on LinkedIn, send a connection request to me and Once connected if you're interested in my coaching message me We'll set up a time for free discovery call. Lastly, I want to mention my website has 1000s of blog posts that you can watch listen to or read that help you find work more quickly help you hire more effectively and help you perform better once you're in your new job. Again, that site is Hope you have a great day. Take care


JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes.

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