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?
Does Networking Have to Be Hard? Start talking about networking with the professionals around you and chances are, you’ll hear a chorus of groans. Does networking have to be hard? In short, no! There are some simple ways you can ease the pain of networking, both as a regular to build your career, … [Read more...] about Does Networking Have to Be Hard?
I often emphasize the alumni connections for networking as an important benefit of earning an eMBA. It’s invaluable resource for graduates because up to 85% of jobs are filled by networking. However, even knowing the importance of your network of contacts isn’t the same as understanding how to … [Read more...] about Expand Your Network While Getting Your eMBA