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...
Networking for Remote Workers
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2013
One of the benefits of working in an office is the people. Every day, you are exposed to a variety of similarly-minded professionals from whom you can learn and grow. However, when you telecommute or are a remote worker, it’s easy to become isolated. Here are a few ways to keep your networking efforts up to par when you don’t have the crutch of encountering new colleagues as a matter of course. Join a Third-Party Associat...
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...
Networking to Keep Your Job
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jul, 2013
Networking can help you increase your visibility up, down, and across your current organization. Networking can help you... 1) Be seen as an integral part of the company. 2) Become known as a subject matter expert. 3) Expand your network. 4) Keep your network alive. While some may reserve networking for times when they’re in a job search, others are continually working to build and maintain their network for c...
Does Networking Make You Feel Weighed Down?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jul, 2013
Networking is essential to advertising your personal brand – and, as you may realize, networking is sort of like power walking. If you wear light workout clothing and athletic shoes made for the terrain you walk, you almost glide down the track or path. If you strap on leg weights, step into steel-toed boots and pile on heavy coats, you’ll cover less ground and add time to your walk. Here’s how to avoid moving in slow motio...
4 Steps To Getting Your Network To Say Yes To An Interview
by Kristin Johnson - Jul, 2013
Savvy job seekers know networking is essential to shortening a job search. The thinking is that it’s easier to get hired when your interviewer knows, likes, and trusts you. How do we know this to be true? Are employers really open to hiring people they meet at networking events? Every year, Career Directors International conducts its Global Hiring Trends Survey. In 2012, they asked this question: “If you met a job seeker t...
Easy & successful approach to networking
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2013
What’s the most important word in networking? Giving. In this tough job economy, many executives don’t take into consideration how easy it can be to give before receiving. It’s a constant struggle to look past the “what’s in it for me?” thinking. In my last blog we discussed the three categories of a typical composition of an executive’s network. Easy – which describes people who are easy to help, but may not be able to giv...
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