Networking can bring significant benefits to the progress of your career. Developing a network of experienced, career-minded connections can introduce you to new opportunities that might otherwise be inaccessible. The idea of networking is not, however, appealing to everyone.
Some still see networking as nothing more than 'schmoozing' or playing the system. Others feel that it can be dishonest or insincere. Others simply lack the confidence to go out and talk to new people. For those in the latter category, networking can be a frustrating mystery. The benefits can seem clear, but without the confidence to go out and meet people, they are just never realised.