Test Your Networking Skills

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Test Your Networking Skills

Have you ever wondered why networking is so important when you’re a job seeker? What do you know about it all? Test your networking skills in the following quiz to see!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you are having a difficult time getting a conversation started or if you are uncomfortable with networking, you should:
    • A. 

      Wait for someone to approach you to begin a conversation

    • B. 

      Admit that sometimes these functions are awkward for you and ask the person for tips on how he/she goes about getting to know someone.

    • C. 

      Try meeting people around the food table and talk about how great the shrimp dip tastes.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Ask others interesting questions.

    • B. 

      Talk comfortably on a wide range of subjects.

    • C. 

      Always pick up the conversation when others run out of things to say.

  • 3. 
    The best way to show respect for what someone else is saying is to:
    • A. 

      Compliment them on they have said.

    • B. 

      Ask others to join your conversation to hear what he/she is saying.

    • C. 

      Be a good listener, provide responsive gestures and ask good follow-up questions.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Politely excuse yourself and continue to meet other people

    • B. 

      Not be too quick to judge

    • C. 

      Continue to talk to them but try to get others to join in the conversation so you can meet new people.

  • 5. 
    After you have established a common interest and believe you would like to spend more time talking to this person, you should:
    • A. 

      Suggest they excuse themselves from the function and go to a restaurant to talk confidentially about your career or possible job opportunities.

    • B. 

      Set an appointment to meet with them at a later date.

    • C. 

      Ask for their business card and permission to call in a few days.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Politely involve them in all of your conversations.

    • B. 

      Tell them to get lost.

    • C. 

      Excuse yourself, indicating that you have to meet someone or even visit the restroom.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Casual conversation about the weather, sports, movies, pets or common interests

    • B. 

      A brief background on your career and the type of position you are seeking

    • C. 

      Questions about his/her career or why he/she is attending the function

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Keep up-to-date on current events, sports, music, emerging trends in your field.

    • B. 

      Ask the host in advance for a list of guests/vendors and their backgrounds.

    • C. 

      Bring a small note pad and pen to write down contact information or schedule meetings.