Test Your Networking Skills

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Test Your Networking Skills

Have you ever wondered about what goes on when you send a message to a friend, download an image or search something on the internet? What we see at face value is nothing compared to the number of processes being undertaken to keep your phone or computer running smoothly. 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. 

      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.

  • 5. 
    • 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.

  • 6. 
    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.

  • 7. 
    • 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.

  • 8. 
    • 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