A personal development book that explores how introverts can make the most of their innate characteristics to navigate their networks, Networking for People Who Hate Networking features situational examples and theories that unpack the key strengths introverts can channel for a better professional life.
This was a quick read. The author’s writing style is encouraging and conversational, which definitely helped make the content palatable.
I went into the book expecting to find specific, actionable tips about improving my networking skills but was mildly disappointed. Firstly, the suggestions the author makes are quite common, and relevant to people with either of the personality types.
Secondly, a significant part of the narrative has to do with ideas and concepts rather than activities to practice.
Each chapter felt more like a delineation of introverts and extroverts, their mannerisms, thought processes, etc.
This is not to say that the book is not helpful at all. Devorah Zack does a good job of identifying and aligning personality traits to various circumstances. If you are looking for guidance along those lines, go ahead and pick up this book.
I was looking for something else. So, this one wasn’t for me.