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 […]
People don’t think twice about engaging a financial planner to help manage their money, but hopelessly go it alone when it comes to their career. Then what happens when they get that inevitable pink slip and there is no more money to manage? Career management is something to be proactive about at all times – […]
According to a 2013 LinkedIn resource, 42% of hiring managers believe that volunteer experience is just as important as formal work experience. While we’ve always known it looks good on a resume, does community involvement lead directly to work? Here’s how it did for one of my clients – let’s call him Scott. Scott was […]
Many job seekers are under the impression a Recruiter will find them a job. This is false, however Recruiters CAN play an integral role in your job search and career management. In Canada, Recruiters currently hold about 12% of the available jobs at the senior executive level. The #1 thing I help people understand about […]
There is a very prevalent trend right now where people have lost the energy to network. Attendance is down at some events, and people in career transition are resistant to the suggestion to spend the bulk of their time networking. This is a foolish mistake and now is the time to snap out of your […]
Searching for a full-time job IS a full-time job – more if you’re really serious about shortening your transition time. In fact, I recommend people spend 12 hours a day, 5 days a week on their job search. I hear many objections to this, for which I always have a response. Here are some of […]
Linkedin is the Number One Professional Networking Site. If you are actively managing your career a Linkedin profile is as critical as a professional resume. Establishing an accurate and impressive profile with a customized link which can be shared is just the start to expanding a network with the potential to connect with 161 million […]
If you are in control of your career and actively seeking advancement, you are aware that networking is the most valuable tool available to anyone. 80% of successful job searches are as a direct result of networking. Networking organizations and events offer an opportunity to introduce yourself with a firm handshake, exchange business cards, present […]
We are pleased to host an evening of engagement with the leading, Toronto-based Executive Recruiters on Wednesday, April 25th from 6pm-9pm at the Marriott Toronto Airport. This is a rare event to spend an evening networking with Executive Recruiters in an informal environment. Every ExecuNet meeting provides the opportunity for each participant to share a […]
Over 800 million people have established profiles on Facebook and are actively engaged in networking. In Canada, that includes more than 50% of the population! In the past 3 months the largest growth in Facebook users was aged 45-54 followed by 55-64, 35-44, 25-34 and 65-0! In the past 6 months, Canadian Facebook users increased […]