You don't need it... now!
That is one of my favourites reaction. People don't understand why they would spend a bit of time to take care and develop their network of contacts.
Start now, and at your pace
You invest for the future: the more you do now, the easier it is going to be when you will need to find a job, a business partner, a client. You need to be visible and build a credibility... and it takes time.
But you can do it smartly and cultivate your network without thinking "it takes all my free time"!
Build Credibility & Trust
Remember one thing: within your network of contacts, you build credibility and trust. You are looking for another job, don't wait for that moment but start networking now!
Networking is about giving, sharing, and hopefully receiving as well: it proved to be more difficult to get something from someone, and all the networks would be ruined if more than 50% of their members were actively looking for something with nothing much to give away!
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