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10 Reasons You Won’t Network

Like evangelists, people who network want to spread the good word about how it has helped them. They try to convince and convert the people who are non-believers to join them in celebrating the power of building mutually beneficial relationships. The non-believers are skeptics. There are far too many reasons NOT to network and so, they don’t.

My post this week on On Careers identifies the top 10 excuses I hear for not networking.  Do any of these sound familiar?

  1. I don’t know anyone.
  2. I don’t have time.
  3. I have run out of people to talk to.
  4. I am too shy.
  5. People keep turning me down for informational interviews.

I hope you’ll head on over to the full list!

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And what are the reasons you tell yourself you won’t network? This evangelist wants to try and convert you!

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  • AskAManager September 14, 2012, 12:31 am

    Hannah, this was such a great column — I loved it! (And I’m totally guilty of plenty of these myself.)

  • AskAManager September 14, 2012, 12:31 am

    Hannah, this was such a great column — I loved it! (And I’m totally guilty of plenty of these myself.)

  • AskAManager September 14, 2012, 12:31 am

    Hannah, this was such a great column — I loved it! (And I’m totally guilty of plenty of these myself.)

    • careersherpa September 14, 2012, 4:38 am

       @AskAManager Thanks Alison! It takes real effort to build time to network. I have found that it is seldom as awful as I imaged it to be! I think it really has to become part of one’s career workout plan! Many thanks for stopping by!

    • careersherpa September 14, 2012, 4:38 am

       @AskAManager Thanks Alison! It takes real effort to build time to network. I have found that it is seldom as awful as I imaged it to be! I think it really has to become part of one’s career workout plan! Many thanks for stopping by!

  • Liam Neeson September 21, 2012, 2:09 pm

    Its is best way to find the inforamtion.It takes real effort to build time to network. I have found that it is seldom as awful as I imaged it to be! I think it really has to become part of one’s career workout plans.