Lily Herman, The Daily Muse
We can all agree that having a strong network's vital to a successful career. Our contacts help us get through sticky situations at work, learn about new opportunities, and even land new gigs.
However, unlike personal relationships, professional ones can end quickly. What many people don't realize is that these working relationships can turn sour if you ask for too much — or even just ask for something in the wrong way.
After hearing a few too many friends complain that a favorite contact went MIA, I started asking a few of my most successful colleagues what would make this happen. You know, what makes you delete someone's number and run for the hills?
Here are the three most common responses I got: