The 5 Biggest Myths About Networking
by Pete Leibman - May, 2013
If you’re getting ready for graduation, or if you’ve already graduated but you’re looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But, do you really know what networking is and what it’s not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought networking was a practice used only by the elite and powerful, a group I definitely did not feel part of. What I learned was the opp...
Why You Should Always Be Getting and Keeping in Touch
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
Yesterday I put the finishing touches on a job description (JD) for an HR Intern — a position I’ll lead the recruiting on. The timing couldn’t be better given what I’ve been thinking and writing about lately. When I added the last pieces to the JD, my first thought wasn’t “where can I post this job?” It was “who do I know for this job?” Then I wondered which Twitter followers, Facebook friends, or blog readers might be in...
How To Network Naturally
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespearean quote resonates as I ponder the value of networking. If only networking were under the guise of a different name. Personally, I bristle when someone uses the word, ‘networking,’ an odd reaction considering the line of work I am in. I use the term, because of its universal appeal, but sparingly, as I believe there are better ways to articulate how to forge,...
Expanding Your Career Network – Does In-Person Networking Still Trump Virtual?
by Madeline Kronfeld - Apr, 2013
We attend networking events with the hope of exchanging business cards with dozens of new colleagues but it’s hard to meet everyone and hold a meaningful conversation before the night is over. In-person networking events have long been the standard for forming connections outside the office but our communication methods are evolving so our views on networking must do the same. LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook use ca...
New City And No Job? 5 Steps To Finding Work
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Apr, 2013
I have had a couple of clients ask me how to network in a new city. Career change is hard enough, let alone finding work in an unfamiliar area. 5 Steps To Finding Work In A New City First, let me recommend you have your career goal in mind and, preferably, at least partially achieved. It surprises me how many people move without having a job or even the prospect of a job – not the independently wealthy, mind you, just...
The 8 Keys to Networking- Network Your Way to a Job
by Thomas J. Denham - Mar, 2013
Many people use the classified ads as their sole job search technique. Unfortunately, statistics show that only 10% to 20% of jobs are ever published, which means that 80% to 90% of jobs remain hidden in the job market. For this reason, networking remains the number one job search strategy. Eight Keys to Networking 1.Be Prepared, First, define what information you need and what you are trying to accomplish by networ...
Building Mentoring Relationships
by Valerie Sokolosky - Feb, 2013
Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are engaged in a mentoring relationship: 1. Broaden your Definition of the Term “Mentor” Another term for mentor could be “learning partner.” We can learn from people older and younger than us. You should select a mentor who can help you with specific concerns like conflict resolution, etc. Select them based on their knowledge. 2. Build a Board of Mentors Sometimes, yo...
Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile So Your Talents Can Be Discovered
by Linda Dobogai - Feb, 2013
Having a strong profile is only the first step in actively using LinkedIn as part of a strategic job search. Take steps to make it easier for recruiters to find you. Here are some tips that will help: Review your profile to make sure it is optimized for searches. Be sure that: The headline promotes your personal brand. Use up to 120 characters (the limit) to succinctly communicate your career value; incorporate powerfu...
Hate Networking Events? Try This Instead!
by Kim Meninger - Feb, 2013
The thought of attending networking events sends shivers down the spines of many well-intentioned professionals who understand the importance of building a strong network, but are uncomfortable mingling with groups of strangers. While networking events certainly offer convenient opportunities to gather with like-minded professionals, they are not the most effective form of networking. Because of the pressure to network, ma...
Get a Job! Social Networking vs. Resumes
by Rich Jones - Feb, 2013
Did you know that even with a spotless résumé, you can still end up at the bottom of the candidate pool? There’s a group ahead of you, a group that’s gone the extra step in their search. Who am I talking about? The networkers. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is more than a poignant cliché, especially in today’s market. A good number of the people interviewing for the job you know you’re qualified for found a wa...
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