Networking With a School or Corporate Alumni Connection
by Barbara Safani - Nov, 2011
One of the best ways to foster a networking relationship is through a school or corporate alumni connection. Such connections are considered warm leads because a certain degree of relationship already exists. Warm leads are more viable than cold calls where no relationship is present. Members of the same affinity group are often more likely to help one another. But how do you approach people authentically, without making them...
Why a LinkedIn Profile Is Crucial for C-Level Executives
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2011
LinkedIn has become the go-to site for individuals who want to display all aspects of their professional life in one place. By setting up a profile you can showcase your resume, display your professional websites and blogs, garner recommendations, catch up with former associates, and acquire new networking contacts. There’s currently no better online “catch all” for professionals hoping to gain exposure with recruiters and...
Online Networking Tips for Job Search
by Barbara Safani - Oct, 2011
Online networking has revolutionized the way people build and maintain relationships and search for jobs. Imagine being able to go into the offices of everyone you know and search through their Rolodex or have a conversation with dozens of people from all over the world, all from the comfort of your keyboard. That is the power of online networking. Here are some tips on how to maximize your online presence, build meaningful r...
by Bob Roth - Oct, 2011
Most college students will learn to network in order to gather employment information and learn about companies that may be hiring. Savvy students understand that their personal networks contain people who have the information they are seeking. Therefore, to learn about employment opportunities that have never been advertised or made available the outside world, students should systematically contact everyone in their netwo...
50 Networking NO NOs!
by Thomas J. Denham - Oct, 2011
If you really want to find a job, then double your networking efforts. It’s the best job search technique. Networking is an art and science that anyone can learn. To be successful in your search, I strongly suggest a strategy that maximizes your networking efforts. Here are 50 pitfalls to avoid when you are either at a networking event or having individual networking meetings. I have highlighted my pet peeves. 1. Being...
Networking Your Way to Your Next Job
by Barbara Safani - Oct, 2011
Networking is the exchange of information and the cultivation of productive and authentic relationships. Some people would rather go to the dentist than go to a networking meeting or event. Many avoid it altogether throughout their careers and find themselves in a bind when they are in a job searchand aren’t connected to anyone who can help. Flossing your teeth daily is proactive and preventive dental care. Networking on a...
Serendipity of simple conversations: A networking story
by Dawn Bugni - Oct, 2011
On July 29th, 2010, I glanced at my left hand and noticed, to my horror, the main stone, a marquis-cut sapphire, in my engagement ring was gone. The day was my 11th wedding anniversary. (Gotta love the irony.) My husband and I checked into replacing the stone, but opted to put the purchase on hold for a while. This past Saturday, we decided to revisit replacing the stone. In preparation, we dug in drawers and old jewelry bo...
"Painting the Picture" for Your Network
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2011
I just wrapped up a call with another one of my high-performing coaching clients. I often find, as I did in this situation, that a learning point emerges from my conversations with these bright, super-talented individuals. In reflecting back on this call, the learning point was the reminder to myself that it is up to each of us to ENSURE that we have EDUCATED our contact network -- i.e., our clients, prospective clients,...
Updated Networking Stats
by Jan Melnik - Sep, 2011
Job seekers still rank networking as the #1 way by which to find their next gig — but Internet job boards took a jump up in prominence. According to the Sept. 2, 2011, issue of Human Resource Executive, in 2010, 41% of new career opportunities were secured through traditional networking. An amazing 25% of new positions were secured through the Internet job boards. Right Management in Philadelphia conducted the survey with 59,1...
Create Your Digital Identity
by Tory Johnson - Sep, 2011
Step 1: Clean Up Your Digital Dirt! Do you or your kids have digital dirt? Digital dirt is the information about you – your hobbies, your photos, your rants and raves – that’s available on the Internet through personal Web sites, profiles on popular social networking sites, and comments on blogs. What you – and certainly your teenagers – might not realize is that employers are reading what’s out there and in many cases it c...
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