Elance Networking Test Answers 2015

True or false? Inviting colleagues to lunch can be an effective networking tool.

What is the golden rule of networking?
Ask how you can help your contact
Ask how your contact can help you
Let them ask all the questions
Talk for 15 minutes and exit conversation

Which is an appropriate comment during a networking event.
Wow, attendees went out of their way to wear their best outfits.
That outfit really highlights your figure.

What is the recommended number of times you should share and comment on a LinkedIn connections' posts?
Three to four comments per post, one share per day
As many times as you want, the more the better
None of these
Once a day maximum

True or false? The main goal of networking is to get as many questions answered as possible.

You should think of your networking connections as:
People who will do you favors
Future employers
Future employees

What is a referral group?
None of these
A meeting group where participants from non-competing companies exchange leads and referrals
A group of people you have referred to another member of your network
A group of clients referred to you by one individual in your network

What is the suggested waiting period between meeting a new professional connection and contacting them?
1 day
2 days
1 week
5 days

Which side should you wear your name tag on at a networking event?
The left side
The right side

Apologizing when asking a professional contact for help shows:
That you're willing do to anything to please someone
You should have been more considerate of your ask before reaching out
You are really interested in the help they can provide
A lack of confidence and a lack of professionalism

True or False? You should try to sell your product by making a sales pitch while networking.

Is it appropriate to drink at a networking event?
Yes, in moderation
Only if you order a drink for everyone you are talking to

At a networking event, you should open up a conversation with ________.
casual conversation
a statement about yourself and your business
questions about their career
a sales pitch

Which of the following are inappropriate places for networking?
Religious events
None of these
The gym
Over dinner

To avoid seeming intrusive or presumptuous, you should offer to help contacts only when they specifically ask for your help.

In a networking situation, when should you give the other person your business card?
Don't give them a card, contact them later
At the beginning of the conversation
At the end of the conversation
During the conversation

Which of the following is a good icebreaker at a networking event?
Hi, my name is John, and I work in public relations at Superhero PR. Which firm are you with?
Wow, this room is packed. How many people do you think are here? Who knew there were so many people in PR in San Francisco?
All of these
That campaign your company produced was amazing. I'd love to hear how you came up with the idea.

What is the recommended number of people should you speak with at one time while networking?
It's best to observe and not participate in conversations
Three or more if the people are your age or younger, one or two if they are older than you
Two people maximum. You don't want to miss anything important either one of them says
Four or more people whenever possible. The more contacts in a shorter time, the better

What is the recommended way to tag-team a networking event with a co-worker or friend?
Split up as soon as you arrive, but have a game plan to help each other when needed
Do a lap around the room together, and then go talk to the same person at the same time
Stick together so you look more approachable
Stick together so you can show how well you work with others

At a networking event, you should:
Wait for mutual contacts to introduce you to people you would be interested in speaking with
Make your rounds with a friend or colleague
Talk to strangers and mingle with people you haven't met yet
Spend the majority of the event with people you know well

True or False? It is best to start networking when you are looking for a job and not before or after you are hired.

If you only know someone through a social networking site like LinkedIn or Facebook, it's inappropriate to ask him or her for an in-person meeting.

What is LinkedIn most commonly used for amongst Middle Management?
Networking with their friends and family
Hiring new employees
None of these
Keeping in touch and industry networking

Which of the following is NOT commonly found on business cards?
Cell phone number
Home address
Twitter handle
Email address

What is the recommended way you should act while at a networking event?
Be genuine- being yourself is best
Be the fun, life of the party everyone wants to talk to
Change your personality to match the tone of the person with whom you're speaking
Be serious, and don’t reveal things about your personal life

What is LinkedIn most commonly used for amongst entry-level employees?
Keeping in touch
Job search and networking with co-workers
None of these
Industry networking

True or false? For efficiency's sake, you should ignore contacts that are not directly related to your interests.

After meeting a new contact, it is recommended that you:
Invite them out for a drink that day so you can tell them more about yourself
Text them that day and invite them to your office by the end of the week
Follow up that day with a quick email telling them about recent projects you've led
Follow up that day with a quick email saying it was nice to meet them,

What should you ask your contacts for when job hunting?
A job
Advice and introductions
To write your cover letter

Which of the following is the best definition of professional networking?
Sending memos to your boss to keep him informed
A team-building practice inside your company
Relationship-building that exposes you to to a new interest

Which of the following is an appropriate way to keep in touch with a contact you made while networking?
Call them when you need a favor
Email them an article you think they might be interested in with a quick message
Email them with an update about your latest promotion
Call them during the work day to chat

When meeting someone for the first time, what do you want to avoid?
Offering to introduce them to one of your contacts
Complimenting them on their business card
Asking for favors
Asking them about their hobbies

Which of the following is probably the worst networking question?
How much revenue did your company make last year?
How did you get involved in this line of work?
What did you think of the last presentation?
How long have you been in this industry?

If you become bored with the new person you are speaking with at a networking event, you should:
Sigh heavily and audibly so they know you are no longer interested in talking
Interrupt them and get away as quickly as you can
While they are talking, look around the room for someone else you know so that you can leave
When at an appropriate point in the conversation, smile and genuinely thank them for their time

At a networking event, it is generally best to ask _________ questions.

Prior to attending a networking event, you should:
Mail your business card to everyone on the list 
Send a personalized email to everyone you want to meet
Add everyone on the event list to your company newsletter

Which of the following is probably the best networking question?
What is your position title?
Did you just get here?
How much money do you make?
How did you get started in this line of work?

True of false? Online social networks are not effective tools for formal business networking.

If you're applying for a position at a contact's company, you should ask:
If you can use the contact's name in an email or phone call with the hiring manager
If they will give you inside information on the hiring manager
What their starting salary was
If they can pull a few strings

After landing a job, what should you do?
Cut off contact with your network because you don't need their help anymore
Let your networking contacts know and thank them for their assistance
Start replacing your network with new contacts from your new job
Start reaching out to your network to try and set up a promotion

True or False? When attempting to connect with someone for the first time via social media, you should send them a long, detailed message.

True or false? Introducing your contacts to each other can help strengthen your personal network.

What is LinkedIn most commonly used for?
Promoting businesses
Testing a job candidate's computer literacy
Chatting with co-workers
Industry networking

True or false? If you cannot establish a contact in the first meeting, then it is a waste of time to keep building the relationship.

Which of the following is the best way to end a conversation at a networking event?
Look me up on Facebook so we can chat later
What are you doing at your job? You need to work for me!
I'm actually job hunting now, can you help me get a job in marketing?
May I have your contact info so we can schedule a time to finish this conversation?

What is a good question to ask someone you're networking with?
All of these
What types of projects are you working on?
What advice would you give someone looking to start out in the business?
How did you get involved in the _________ industry?

Thanking people who help you is one way to stand out from the crowd and get even more referrals from them.

After you get a business card from someone who can help you, you should ________.
call them immediately to make sure they gave you a real number
text them later that night
send them a pitch email that night.
record their information and contact them in a few days about potentially meeting

True or False? At a networking event, you should listen more than you talk about yourself.

When you meet someone you want to build a relationship with, it's best to:
Email them within 24 hours of meeting them
Get their contact information
All of these
Give them your contact information

What should you do immediately with a new contact's business card?
Memorize the contact information
Show it to other people you meet and encourage them to contact the person
Write where you met them, a quick note of what you discussed, and how you can help them on the back of it

When inviting someone to connect with you on LinkedIn, what is the appropriate etiquette?
Use the pre-written message
Follow up with a phone call immediately after
Send an invite every few days until they accept
Send a personal message reminding them where you met, or saying why you're adding them

What should you always bring to a networking event?
Business Cards
A Colleague
A Wingman
A Tie

Which of the following is an aspect of personal brand?
All of these
Social media presence

True or False? Networking is an activity for young people at the beginning of their career, not for successful professionals.

True or false? Twitter can be an effective networking tool.

When attempting to connect with someone you haven't met yet on LinkedIn, which of the following would be good to include in your message?
An apology for sending them an invitation prior to meeting them
Your biography as a way of introducing yourself
None of these
Point out a mutual connection

If you want to maintain a professional connection with your old supervisor, what is the recommended frequency in which you should you touch base?
Every 3-4 months
Every week
Once a year
Several times a month

When arriving at a networking event with a colleague, you should _________.
split up
begin aggressively selling
talk amongst yourselves
approach the most important contact together

The most effective networkers take frequent breaks from networking, to give their mental batteries a chance to recharge.

Which of the following is the best example of a strategic alliance?
A celebrity endorses a car dealership
A celebrity endorses a car dealership in return for a discount
Two colleagues at an event pose as strangers and covertly direct conversation toward their business
None of these

Since networking can be so time-consuming, it's a good idea to research new prospects while updating current contacts on your search campaign.

What is the recommended number of times you should update your status on LinkedIn so you remain active and are visible to connections?
3 times a week
Once per day
3 times a day
Once per week