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?
- I don’t know anyone.
- I don’t have time.
- I have run out of people to talk to.
- I am too shy.
- People keep turning me down for informational interviews.
I hope you’ll head on over to the full list!
And what are the reasons you tell yourself you won’t network? This evangelist wants to try and convert you!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.