How to Network at Social Events When You Aren’t Social
by Barbara Safani - Mar, 2014
Like it or not, most professionals initially get their jobs by leveraging their network of contacts, and those contacts can be elusive if you never socialize. Just for the record, I’m not talking about landing your next gig through your brother or girlfriend. I’m talking about finding your next job through your brother’s friend’s neighbor’s boss’ wife’s childhood buddy who’s just been named vice president. Otherwise known as s...
Career & Job Search Networking Made Easy: 14 Excuses NOT to Network And How To Get Over Them
by Michelle Dumas - Feb, 2014
If you do not yet see the value of career and job search networking, this article is not for you. If you do not like job search networking, that is poor excuse for avoiding the key to your future career success. Developing, strengthening, and sustaining professional network relationships is at the center of your growth – or not. You are not the only one. You are not the only one who does not like “working” people you me...
What You Don't Know About Networking
by Jean Cummings - Jan, 2014
Everybody is always telling you that networking is how most people get jobs. But I can't think of anyone who hears that who doesn't feel a sinking sensation in their stomach and a sense of... - I don't have a big enough network - My network is out of date - My network is in another industry - I've moved and I don't know anyone in the area - I hate to call people and ask them for a job - I hate to call people...
Executive Job Interviews & Networking: Improve Yours
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Jan, 2014
If you haven’t been on an executive-level job interview in awhile you may want to consider evaluating your performance during your first few forays to uncover needed improvements. And if you’re conducting a series of networking discussions, this same approach will help you to bolster your performance and your results. I’ve listed a series of self-coaching questions here for your consideration. My suggestion would be to...
Networking, Networking, Networking … Did We Mention Networking?
by Teena Rose - Jan, 2014
We are a social people and the continual and complex exchange of managers dipping into the talent pool to pluck candidates and candidates offering up their talent and services is, at its heart, a social transaction. It makes sense, therefore, that the hiring manager will act socially and be more likely to choose someone he or she knows, or even someone he or she has briefly met, over some name on a sheet of paper. Similarly,...
Technology and Networking
by Kalindi Garvin - Jan, 2014
Today we’re going to talk about how technology like social media can enhance your networking. We’ve also included a few sample networking scripts to help you reach out to the networking contacts you identified in our last post. Hopefully these scripts will make it easier to take the first step in connecting with others. Technology and Networking Social media can also be effective for helping you achieve your net...
Staying Marketable Through Networking
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Dec, 2013
Being and staying marketable is important for every careerist today. What are your career goals and what steps can you take to get a job, keep a job, or move up? One of the most important keys to success for careerists today is to build and maintain your network. It's vital for job seekers, folks that want to advance, and even those who want to keep your job. It's easy for job seekers to sit behind your computer all day...
3 Realistic Networking Tips!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2013
Networking is sometimes a four-letter word that makes people visualize painful situations in which they are supposed to be captivating and engaging when they really feel like crawling under a rock. It doesn't have to be like that! Follow the three strategies presented in today’s newsletter and it will be just a bit easier for you. Plus, as we head in to the holidays, you will likely have several opportunities to have con...
How to make me really, really want to help you (awesome networking tip)
by Jason Alba - Nov, 2013
This is something I’ve blogged about and talked about quite a bit, but yesterday I got an email that reminded me of how powerful this technique is. And when I say technique, I’m saying this is something that awesome networkers do, whether they are introverts or extroverts, whether they are power connectors or have neglected their networking for a long time. In other words, you can do this right now, today (probably)....
Are You an Introvert Who Needs to Be More Social?
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2013
Over at the Fast Track blog, we received the following question: My manager knows that I want to become a manager myself at some point, and is working on mentoring me in the skills I’ll need. One piece of feedback he’s given me is that I need to become more comfortable in semi-social situations (networking lunches or event dinners, and the like). I’m not a terribly social person by nature, so I tend to feel a bit shy and o...
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