Career advice can be topical and fleeting, good until the next best idea comes along. Because networking can be intimidating and stressful for many of my clients, I offer a few simple tips that are enduring, flexible networking strategies they can use for their entire careers. Once they become habits, you can supplement with additional […]
My philosophy on career success today is that you should network, network, and network. Networking failure today, in my view, as a career management professional, can be a career inhibitor. Because of social media, there are many new avenues for you to network online, as well as offline.
Networking – A former colleague and friend reaches out to tell you they’re in the market for a new job. Wondering what you can do that’s useful? Here’s a list of ten ways to help your network contacts when they’re looking for a new job.
Is your resume all dressed up with no place to go? Here’s great tips on finding that missing email for the hiring influencer you want to contact.
A recent IvyExec.com article suggested that you can increase your odds of being hired with a simple referral. Their figures quote that you are FOURTEEN times more likely to be hired for a position if you apply with a referral. That’s a pretty persuasive argument for networking! By making connections during networking events, during your […]
Networking is crucial, from your first job delivering papers or slinging burgers to your ultimate dream job of a Board position in a global organization. If you think of over the span of your career, it’s rather like gardening. You begin in the early season with easily grown veggies, then branch out into new […]
When you’re actively expanding your professional network, look to the resources you already have. Do you make full use of your alumni directory? It is a perfect networking tool, so don’t allow it to gather dust!
The more people you connect to each other, the more likely your contacts will think of introducing you to someone who could help your career.
In each community, there are two kinds of networking opportunities. Ease in with activities you already enjoy doing.
Your network cannot help you if they’ve lost touch with who you are, what you do, and what you need.
Networking is the most important strategy for executive career management. Here are some things to remember when you’re visiting a new group.
How to find the best executive networking opportunities, and make a good impression on those who could influence your career.
Breaking the ice with someone you don’t know is a necessary skill in this networking age, and is crucial for your career.
You have a rich source of information and resources at your fingertips. Are you using your network?
Networking doesn’t end when you walk out the door after an event or meeting. Five tips to follow-up and build on what you’ve started.
Networking events can be busy and loud. How can you stay focused on your conversations?
Networking results come from quality relationships. When you’re working the room at a networking function, your goal should be to engage in meaningful conversations and build relationships, not just participate in small talk and amass business cards. Think just as carefully about the cards you’ve giving out. Refrain from handing out your business card to […]
An informational interview is when you meet with an influencer for general advice and details about a potential future workplace. While it can be intimidating and you may be rejected some of the time, don’t be afraid to ask for these meetings. Conquer that fear, because the more interviews you ask for, the more you […]
Large successful companies such as Procter & Gamble all target their marketing campaigns to a set demographic, and you need to do the same thing in your job search. It’s far more effective to send 10 targeted resumes than it is to send 1,000 or even 10,000 untargeted ones. You need to hit the bulls-eye! […]
Key influencers like recruiters, career coaches, and peers don’t just want to know you when you’ve been terminated and you’re feeling desperate to pick up the pieces. They also want to know you when you’re having fun and delivering career successes. A cardinal sin of career management is failing to maintain frequent communication with the […]