NetWeaving, Practice Quiz
1. According to Bob Littell, a nationally-recognized networking expert, which of the following statements describes NetWeaving?
- It’s an important soft skill.
- It’s the business version of pay it forward.
- It’s the golden rule and servant-leadership form of networking.
- All of the above describes NetWeaving
2. According to the reading written by Randy Hain titled “Best and Worst Practices for Growing Professional Networks,” a BEST practice is “The best way to meet a new contact is over early morning coffee/breakfast. Meeting a new contact before they go to work at a restaurant/coffee shop near their office or a place on their way to work ensures convenience for them and makes getting rescheduled much less likely.” True or false?
3. According to Bob Littell, when at an event and meeting new people, NetWeavers are asking themselves different kinds of questions than when in traditional networking mode. Which of the following is an example of an appropriate NetWeaving question?
- Is there somebody I know who I can introduce to this person?
- Does this person have information or resources that would be helpful to someone I know?
- Is this person exceptional at what they do and can I help them and eventually add them to my list of trusted resources?
- All of the above are appropriate NetWeaving questions.
4. According to Bob Littell, what percentage of new jobs typically come from someone who refers you, where they already had a connection with the key person you’re trying to meet?
5. According to Bob Littell, we need to ask ourselves the question: “What can I do with regards to connecting the person or offering resources that add value first before I even ask for any help.” True or false?
6. Which of the following statements represent Mr. Littell’s description of NetWeaving skill sets?
- We need to learn how to be a connector of other people.
- We need to learn how to position ourselves as a gratuitous resource for others.
- We need to continuously be on the lookout for people who are exceptional at what they do.
- All of the above are descriptions of NetWeaving skills
7. A key element of NetWeaving is to ask powerful questions. According to Bob Littell, questions should be in a GLP format. Which of the following does not represent this format?
8. In the reading titled “11 Ways to Build Trust,” Jon Gordon believes that “When you don’t do the right thing, admit it. Be transparent, authentic and willing to share your mistakes and faults. When you are vulnerable and have nothing to hide you radiate trust.” True or false?
9. According to Bob Littell, our goal is to reach the higher levels of NetWeaving. Which of the following statements describes the higher levels?
- Reaching the higher levels of NetWeaving takes courage.
- Higher levels of NetWeaving means hosting meetings between two people who can benefit from knowing each other.
- NetWeavers not only host the meeting but also facilitate the meeting with the objective to maximize the odds that they will help each other.
- All of the above are descriptions of the higher levels os NetWeaving
10. NetWeavers are unique because, after meeting someone new, they both follow up and follow through. True or false?
1. According to Bob Littell, in the next 5-10 years the concept of ______________ will be one of the most important soft skills out there.
- good communication
- time management
2. Netweaving represents a specific set of skills which focus on connecting people who can truly benefit from knowing one another.
3. Hain (2014) considers this to be one of the many best practices for connecting with new professionals:
- If they do not respond to your meeting request immediately it is time to move onto the next contact
- Understanding that connecting cannot be exclusively by email
- Waiting for them to offer a meeting place
- Offer only one or two dates/times as options for a meeting
4. What are the basic skill sets of a NetWeaver? (select all that apply)
- Learning how to network with as many people as possible
- Learning how to be an empathetic listener
- Learning how to position yourself
- Learning how to do the job well
- Constantly be on the lookout for people who are exceptional at what they do
5. Bob Littell explains that you should not go into a networking event with the idea that you’re going to find someone who can help you with your job search, instead use that event as a research opportunity to find successful and interesting people who are in a variety of industries.
Peer-graded Assignment: Your LinkedIn Headline
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Give your project a descriptive title
Please describe one of your career interests.
Create a LinkedIn headline that you might use to enter your expressed field of interest.
Please explain the link between your career interest and the LinkedIn headline.
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