Why should I network? I hardly have enough time to do my job as it is.
What comes to mind when I say the word “network”?
Responses I have received run the gamut from “I know I need to build a network, but I don’t have time” to “I hate walking into a room of people I don’t know and trying to generate superficial conversations.” In many cases, the adjectives used are self-serving, inauthentic, uncomfortable, and downright overwhelming. But that’s not what I mean when I say “network”.
Network is not a verb. Network is a NOUN.