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I'm at the point where my next career promotion requires me to gain visibility in the company rather than new technical skills. I hate networking. Should I just stay at my current position?

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You don’t have to network to gain visibility. Is there an opportunity for you to lead a project cross functionally? Even if you change firms that reality is not going to change if you want to move up in your career?

What role are you now and what role are they putting you towards?

I'm not great at networking either but my personal opinion is that I'd rather network and push myself out of my comfort zone rather than remain stagnant. You might even change your mind about it after doing it for a while.

It really depends on how much you hate networking. If it's going to be torture, I'd stay where you are for a while longer.

It depends on how much you hate networking. If you cannot abide it, then sure, stick with your current position. If you can find ways to accept or enjoy it, then start networking. Because there is career risk by giving up, I would recommend trying a few networking approaches to see if one works for you. However, a career is still just something to support your life, so make sure your career does not suck.

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