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Hello and welcome to the December 2015 Edition of Monthly Roundup on the topic of Networking.

The articles in this roundup post have been selected based on the views & social shares that have been generated. And all the articles have been published during the month of December.

Networker vs Relationship Builder

It is true that the Internet & Social Media has drastically changed the way we network. Ben Casnocha writes about the key differences between Networkers and Relationship Builders. Taking the dating context, Networking is akin to hooking up, as opposed to Relationship Building which is akin to dating. Also, networkers are transactional, on the other hand relationship builders focus on building long-lasting relationships.

7 Ways to Thank People in your Network

I love this post by Evan Baehr because of its originality, and I have bookmarked this post. Everyone talks about ideas and places where you can go to expand your network. However, most of us are focused on quantity instead of quality. Evan shares specific techniques on how to make memorable connections with the people you meet.

A simple trick to make people like you in 2 seconds

Shana Lebowitz gives us a science-backed tip that you can use at your next networking event. It is a trick that people like Oprah Winfrey have used to build immediate connection with her guests. A simple mind-hack will help you disable anxiety, and instantly connect with people you meet.

Don’t be a Dick. Be relevant at networking events

Gary Vaynerchuk is a name you have definitely heard of when it comes to Social Media and doing business in the hyper-connected world. Gary is known for his no-nonsense approach to common sense advice. He talks about a mistake that most networkers make (I too have been guilty of this). We make it a point to only connect with whom we deem as relevant or important, and tend to ignore the rest. Gary explains why this is a huge mistake.

I hope you found this month’s roundup on Networking resourceful. Feel free to share the ideas that you enjoyed from these posts.

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Nissar Ahamed is the Founder & CEO of CareerMetis.com. He is also the host of The Career Insider Podcast and the co-host of The C.A.R.E. Podcast

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