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...
Is Your Introvert Personality Preventing You From Getting Noticed?
by Rowe Leathers - Nov, 2014
Do you need to nail your next job interview? If so, don’t go! Instead, send someone who is a master of conversation, someone who is energetic and charismatic to help you land that job. A charismatic person can convey your skills, experiences and qualifications with purpose. A person with energy can showcase your commitment and dedication for success, and a master of conversation can connect with the interviewer to demonstrate...
The ABC’s Of Holiday Networking
by Stacy Harshman - Nov, 2014
The holiday season is approaching quickly. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas will be here before we know it. For job seekers, it is the perfect time for meeting new people and reconnecting with others through parties, holiday events, and greeting cards. Tap into this ready-made resource through what I call the ABC’s of holiday networking which are: Absorb information on potential job leads, Build relationships and Connect...
How to Get Noticed During a Virtual Career Fair
by Cathy Francois - Oct, 2014
Have you ever been to a virtual career fair and felt like one in a swarm of bees competing for employers’ attention? And then, when you finally get to a chat session, you’re just referred to the company’s website? Don’t give up! Next time, try these tips to gain the attention of employers and maximize the opportunity that a virtual career fair (VCF) offers. Maximize Your Time by Conducting Research Research the particip...
Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office
by Terri Tierney Clark - Oct, 2014
It was when I called my naval officer father by his first name that he told me I was “bordering on insubordination.” No joke. I wanted to laugh, but even at age 13, I wasn’t that stupid. With my upbringing as a Navy brat, not surprisingly, I entered the work force with as much fear of corporate brass as anyone. At my first job, the new trainees worked mostly with the recent MBA’s. They were pretty approachable, so all wa...
Networking Doesn’t Work
by Bernie Frazier - Oct, 2014
That’s right I said it, networking doesn’t work! For many people that is. The reason why? They don’t know what they’re doing. By now everyone has heard, “Oh, you must network if you want to find a job/find a better job/move up in your company/….” There’s just one problem with this statement. They don’t follow it up with the “hows” behind it. You see, there is an art to good networking and, unfortunately, many people don’...
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