While at an IT networking event, one of my team members was given a chance to watch a series of first impressions happening all around her. A young man caught her eye, and she watched as he made an impact everywhere he moved through the event. He had prepared well for the opportunity, but fell […]
Networking can be difficult enough, but directly asking your network contacts for help can be daunting even for extroverts! Here’s a few tips on how to ask your contacts for help, and how to ensure you keep building on these valuable relationships for years (and job searches) to come! Put your request in the subject […]
Networking is an important part of managing your career, but there are some common mistakes to avoid. Here is a brief list of the networking no-no’s that can undermine your efforts to connect and grow your career. Confusing networking with a sales opportunity. You’re there to build connections that will last a career, not sell […]
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 […]