I Hate Networking Because ...

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Frequently when I talk to my clients about the benefits of networking to uncover information that can help them in their job search, they cringe. Many initially associate networking with schmoozing, brown-nosing, and being fake.

But true networking is the exact opposite. It is about sharing information and offering help to others in a very authentic way. The best networkers are always giving and thinking of ways to help others -- not because they expect something in return, but because they believe it is the right thing to do. When these same people need help or advice, others in their network are willing to assist them, because they have come to know and trust them.

Here are the most common excuses for not networking. Do any of these sound like you?