In journalism, a good network of contacts is not just handy for getting good story leads, but is a great resource for getting feedback on your work.

Juggling all these relationships can lead to some rookie errors though. And you may not even be aware you are making them.

Mandy Menaker from Shapr has compiled six networking mistakes that you might be guilty of. Fear not — with these tips you can nip in the bud early.

“Your professional network does a lot more than submit your resume. A good network is there to provide support, feedback, and advice for shaping your career,” she writes. “The worst kind of mistakes are the ones you don’t learn from — let’s avoid those when it comes to networking”

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