Expand Your Network in 2015
by Stacy Harshman - Jan, 2015
The best way to land a job in 2015 is to expand your network. The art of building and maintaining relationships is vital to job seekers. Greg Simpson, Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader at Lee Hecht Harrison says “The reality is that most job openings are never advertised or posted, which means tapping your network is an essential job search resource to uncover hidden opportunities. In fact, 63 percent of...
How to Make LinkedIn Your Social Networking Obsession
by Rachel Adler - Dec, 2014
I have been obsessed and yes, I know, that is a strong term to LinkedIn since 2006. Why you ask? I have seen the potential of this network from the beginning. LinkedIn isn’t just a great tool for your job search but also fantastic way to build up your personal profile. This is your little soapbox in which you can stand on and say to the working world, “Hey, aren’t I great?” The key to really utilizing LinkedIn is using it prop...
by Kalindi Garvin - Dec, 2014
According to a 2012 survey by Right Management, person-to-person networking is the single most effective way to find a new job, with 46% of job seekers identifying networking as the reason they found their most recent job. Research consistently identifies networking as an important job search tool — anywhere from 40-80% of job placements are attributed to networking. Networking can also be a way to identify unadvertise...
How to Boost Your Career with a Seasonal Position
by Cathy Francois - Dec, 2014
A seasonal position can be more than just an opportunity to make some extra cash. It could also serve as an opportunity to network within an organization, or feel a position or industry out. When searching for seasonal opportunities, consider your long term career plan and the skills you would like to acquire or enhance. These skills may include customer service, sales, marketing, communication, inventory management, loss prev...
7 Tips To You Put Your Best Speech Forward in Your Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Dec, 2014
Over the years, a number of my coaching clients have expressed a desire to improve their public speaking abilities – especially if they’re being called upon to make presentations at work. For many, speaking in front of a live audience is a daunting proposition. Some clients have admitted to feeling like “a deer in the headlights” when speaking to groups. As someone who gives presentations regularly, I can say, from exper...
Give your customers a break and become a ROCK STAR
by Connie Pheiff - Dec, 2014
If you’re like me, you’re on overload with all the ads, blogs, and post coming at us from the digital world of marketing. I hear coaches saying you need to “blog at least 3 times per day.” “Respond to other blogs at least 25 times per week.” The inter-coastal digital highway feels like sitting in a traffic jam on I-10 in Los Angeles during rush hour. UGH! Stop just sending out BLAH, BLAH, BLAH and limit the number of times...
In Praise of the Walking Meeting
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Dec, 2014
I always appreciate a well-run meeting, and, these days, many of the meetings I attend are not only well run, but well-walked too. I’ve recently become a devotee of walking meetings, and I join an ever-growing contingent dedicated to getting up and out of the office to meet on-the-move. Feet First, a website that promotes walkable communities, traces the walking meeting back to Ancient Greece and Aristotle’s peripatetic...
7 Signs You Party and Network Like a Pro
by Michelle Kerrigan - Dec, 2014
Well—once again, the holiday season is upon us and that means office and networking parties. For some, these can be a drag; for others, it’s their time to shine! Of course, you want to be the latter while having a good time too. Over the last 30+ years, I’ve attended many of these events—as an employee, a senior executive and now as an expert advisor. It’s easy to spot the people who know what they’re doing as well as th...
3 Ways to Break the Ice at Holiday Networking Events
by Lisa Rangel - Dec, 2014
Holiday season is upon us which means you’ll likely be attending a lot of events. Not just your family events, but events at your job and any associations you may be a part of. While advancing your career may not be the point of these events, they do present the perfect opportunity to get a little networking in. Simply put, no one is expecting you to vie for a job at a holiday party like you would at more professional event...
Don’t Forget to Network With Junior Co-Workers
by Terri Tierney Clark - Dec, 2014
Most professionals know they should strengthen relationships with senior managers, but they often don’t spend enough time cultivating friendships with same-level colleagues, or even those junior to them. If your associate in the next cubicle has become one of your best friends, you will happily spend time with her, but how about that quiet guy who is tough to talk to? Or your junior colleague? In the office, it’s easy to h...
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