Tips to Succeed With In-Person Networking
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2013
You've probably heard that candidates referred by friends are much more likely to be hired. Statistics regarding how many employers fill jobs via their networks vary, but some toss around numbers as high as 80 percent. No matter the exact figures, no one doubts that networking helps job seekers. There are many ways for job seekers to expand the numbers of people who know, like, and trust them and who may be willing to serv...
7 Job Search Networking Mistakes You Don’t Know You Are Making
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2013
Professional networking isn’t for amateurs. Or the faint of heart. In fact, if mismanaged, your professional networking efforts may actually hinder, rather than advance, your career. People are often unaware that they are making job search networking mistakes and that’s assuming they even know such mistakes are possible. You can engage in various levels of professional networking. The least complicated way requires...
Job Search Tip: Network Thoughtfully
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2013
Sometimes people just do not understand what networking is about–or not about, as the case might be. If you abuse the process, you will probably pay the penalty and not reap the rewards you can gain from thoughtful networking…that is, networking that respects the rights and time of others. Un-Thoughtful Networking on LinkedIn Tim had a frustrating and unpleasant experience with someone who connected with him on LinkedI...
Strategies for Creating a Dynamite LinkedIn® Profile that Pulls, Attracts, and Sells your Candidacy
by Nimish Thakkar - Dec, 2012
LinkedIn® claims to be one of the largest professional networks in the world. With a robust presence in over 200 countries and an estimated 130 million to 200 million members, chances are that your next job or business connection might be just an introduction away. Apart from its sheer size, LinkedIn® offers some great tools to professionals, executives, and businesses. Of the hundreds of recruiters and hiring managers I kn...
Does Your Brand Match the Promise?
by Sherri Edwards - Dec, 2012
Many people seem to believe networking is only about visibility, i.e., the more people that know of you, the more successful you are. Visibility to a targeted audience may come through a dressed up LinkedIn profile, personal website, Facebook page, resume or through conversation (blog, group post or in person), but it doesn’t automatically result in “relationship”. Nor does visibility necessarily lead to an accurate represent...
Network Effectively to Reach Your Goals
by Sherri Edwards - Dec, 2012
Networking is typically the best way to learn about new opportunities, whether it is work related or otherwise. But random efforts produce random results. If you are not getting the results you had hoped for by attending events or “hanging out” with friends, then perhaps your preparation for those meetings needs a little work. Being open and available to meet new contacts is a large part of what it takes to become aware of...
Easy Ways To Improve Your Job Networking During The Holidays
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2012
The holidays will be here before you know it, and that means gatherings, parties, and more social events. If you’re looking to engage in job networking, you may think that this is not the time to start – but that’s not true! With the combination of being around people you know now and those you are meeting for the first time, the holidays can really jump start your job search. Here are a few easy ways that you can improve your...
The Best Way to Network with Alumni on LinkedIn
by Lindsey Pollak - Nov, 2012
If you’ve been feeling the urge lately to buy fresh pencils and open the first page of a crisp new notebook, you’re not alone. Whether you graduated two years ago or 20, September always feels like the beginning of a new school year. For job seekers, this sense of a new beginning can inspire you to inject new energy into your hunt. In particular, the fall season is a nice time of year to reconnect with members of your coll...
10 scary job search mistakes
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2012
It's a spooky time of year. Ghoulish decorations, goblins, and jack-o-lanterns abound, reminding us that it's time to stock up on bowls of candy for greedy trick-or-treaters. It's also a good reminder to make sure that you aren't frightening off hiring managers and squandering opportunities to land jobs. Is it time to dress up your job search strategy? You don't need to transform into someone else altogether, but if you ha...
The Secret to Making Online Networking Truly Valuable for Your Career
by Alexis Grant - Oct, 2012
You know the value of networking online. But while using tools like Twitter for networking, are you making the all-too-common mistake of leaving that network on Twitter? Or siloing your efforts so they only happen in the online world? Are you failing to bring that relationship offline? While there’s huge power in online networking, it’s really offline — or In Real Life (IRL), as some of us call it—that your connections...
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