Lately, I’ve been seeing quite a few articles suggesting that passive networking is the way to go: Social media connections, emails, and even attending networking events created by others can be passive forms of networking. There’s nothing wrong with these activities being a part of your networking … [Read more...] about Active Networking
With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and New Year’s just ahead, you might be thinking this is the time to take a break from networking professionally and just relax and enjoy your social connections. Not so fast! Holiday networking is often the most rewarding! So, don’t slow down or stop … [Read more...] about Holiday Networking
One of the best ways to ensure that your career is a smooth progression from one great job to the next is to make connections with the right recruiters. This is especially true at the executive level, where many jobs aren’t publicized as open until after they’re filled! What makes a recruiter right … [Read more...] about Ways to Connect with the Right Recruiters
Are you reluctant to network even though you’ve heard that it will grow your career? Networking gets a bad reputation often because of experiences with scheming greedy back-slappers trying to get ahead by bragging endlessly and demanding career help from total strangers. If that’s your view of … [Read more...] about Altruistic Networking
Many of my clients decide to do target marketing to large groups as a way of efficiently growing their personal brand and network “garden”. They do so, both as a career management measure and during a job search. Large groups mean a larger pool of potential networking contacts. Join groups that are … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Group Introduction Ready?
Start talking about networking with the professionals around you and chances are, you’ll hear a chorus of groans. Does networking have to be so hard? In short, no! There are some simple ways you can ease the pain of networking, both as a regular to build your career, and as a serious push when … [Read more...] about Does Networking Have to Be Hard?