| Job Search Guide - The Generosity Principle
by Laura Labovich and Tim Muma - Nov, 2013
Searching for a new job is inherently selfish - and completely understandable. However, Tim Muma speaks with Laura Labovich, CEO of the Career Strategy Group, who says that giving to others by applying "the generosity principle" will enhance your career prospects. Laura gives us some details and advice on how to effectively utilize this strategy. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from strategies for cover le...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Relationship Momentum
by Brian Church and Tim Muma - Nov, 2013
While most people talk about developing and advancing in their careers, many fail to understand what it takes to attain those goals or they miss their opportunities altogether. Brian Church, founder and CEO of Ambassadors International, is the author of Relationship Momentum where he describes new concepts and formulas for any career endeavor. He joins Tim Muma to give some snippets of his research and ideas, hoping to help yo...
| Job Search Guide - How NOT to Describe Yourself
by Jeff Haden and Tim Muma - Nov, 2013
Whether it's on a website, social media accounts or even your cover letter and resume, a description of your skills and experience can determine your professional fate. Tim Muma speaks with Jeff Haden, owner of BlackBird Media, who draws off his experiences as a manager. Jeff also utilizes insight from business leaders to express the issues he has with many of the ways job seekers and others describe themselves. Job Search...
| Job Search Guide - Networking Tips for Introverts
by Lisa Petrilli and Courtney Omernick - Oct, 2013
Most argue that there are two different types of people, introverts and extroverts. If you're an introvert, you typically find your energy and creativity from within. Introverts are sometimes viewed as "shy," so networking events seem a bit daunting to them. Courtney Omernick sits down with Lisa Petrilli, author of "The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership," to discuss a few tips on how introverts can succes...
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...
Networking for the Nervous
by David Couper - Nov, 2013
If you don’t like going outside and meeting people then don’t! The Internet is a powerful way of spreading a form of “electronic word of mouth.” Blogs, newsletters and well-visited web sites can carry your marketing messages to large worldwide audiences. These messages can lead to job opportunities, freelance contracts and customers. You may know that a company is hiring and you simply want to know more about that company....
Turbo Charge Your Networking Results & Get Hired Faster With These 5 Tips
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2013
Networking can be the difference between a successful job search and one that remains stagnant. Networking can give you a leg up on your competitors and get you hired faster, even when jobs are scarce and competition is at all-time highs. So how do you turbo charge your networking results to get hired? Here are 5 strategies you can incorporate into your networking plan: 1. Good times, bad times: Although the first reaction...
Job Search Strategy: Tapping Your Network
by Jill Kurtz - Sep, 2013
Part of any job search should be tapping your network of contacts. Whether you are connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, or another social network, the people you are connected to are a valuable resource that can help you secure your next great opportunity. It takes a thoughtful approach to effectively tap your network. You have to help your network to help you by being targeted, specific, and considerate. Target Your O...
Guest post–Introvert leadership: how to master networking in 7 simple ways
by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran - Sep, 2013
A person once told me that she would rather clean the floor of Grand Central Station with her own toothbrush than network. Comments like this kind of sum up our overall attitude about networking. For many people, introvert or not, networking is like falling into the black hole. Scary, tiresome, unproductive, mysterious and endless – is this YOU? I may not be able to turn you into the poster child for networking. Howe...
Warm Networking, Not Cold-Calling
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2013
When you attend so-called networking events, you most likely don’t have a chance to gen-up on the other attendees ahead of time or give them an opportunity to do the same about you. That’s what I’ve labeled cold-call networking. On the other hand, when you schedule a conversation with someone you haven’t met before, you do have a chance to pave the way–and you should. Warm networking offers much greater potential value tha...
Tips From The Experts: How To Network Your Way To A New Job
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2013
You check the newspaper or online listings, see a position that could be great for you, and you apply to it – never to hear from that organization. Does this scenario sound familiar? With fewer jobs in the marketplace, competition is extremely fierce. But if this single, traditional method of finding new employment isn’t working for you, you need to add another strategy to your toolbox. One strategy is networking. Here are so...
Friday Five: Five Truths About Networking
by Rich Jones - Aug, 2013
Networking is all the hoopla when it comes to finding new opportunities. There are 1,000 articles per day (+1 if you include this) on how to network effectively and why it’s important. I wanted to share five truths I’ve learned about networking. There are more, but I’ll leave those to you in the comments. The best time to reach out to people is when you don’t need them. Everybody knows that one person who when they get...
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