Networking can sometimes be viewed as a “dirty” word. I can completely understand why. A lot of people network incorrectly so it gives the practice a bad name! Because of this, many women shy away from networking even though they know it’s something they need to do regularly in order to grow their careers. It’s so cliché, but it’s true… your net worth is determined by your network!
Networking didn’t always come easy for me, but it’s something that I have made part of my every day routine. I’d love to help you do the same. But first, let’s clear up these misconceptions. Here are the 7 misconceptions about networking you should disregard:
You need to network only when you’re looking for a new job
You should attend networking events in order to network
It's too time consuming
Networking doesn't work for introverts
You should only connect with decision makers and key stakeholders
Networking always has to be professional
Tune in to the Water Cooler Chat for more!
What networking activity will you engage in this week?
About Uzoma F. Obidike
Uzoma F. Obidike is a Certified Career Advisor™ and Founder of She Leads Beautifully™ . Through coaching, training, and community, she helps professional women overcome mid-career stagnation by equipping them with the tools and strategies they need to finally take their careers to the next level. Her primary areas of focus include career management, leadership development, and personal branding. In addition, Uzoma has served as an educator for over a decade. She has held various leadership positions at post-secondary institutions and community organizations. Uzoma attended Indiana University Bloomington where she attained both a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications and a Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education Leadership program at Indiana State University.
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