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Networking Power Letter

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Grace is a marketing executive from New York City who is amazingly well connected in her industry. She recently reached out to us to help her create a brand-driven resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that reflected her career story and passion for helping companies succeed in their marketing efforts. Once Grace had her resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile ready to go, she really didn&...

No More Networking

By Roshini Rajkumar

Thinking differently about networking can make it an asset rather than a chore. Webster’s dictionary defines “networking” as “the developing of contacts or exchanging of information with others in an informal network, as to further a career.” Dictionary version or not, networking is a scary term for many. And Webster certainly doesn’t make it sound appealing. To...

NOW is the Best Time to Build Your Professional Network

By Jon Ruzek

Now is the Best Time to Build Your Professional Network In my line of work, I am frequently asked by students, alumni, and friends how to effectively build professional networks. There is no secret sauce, magic formula, or quick shortcut to get to where you want to go. These, however, are some of the principles that have shaped my philosophy about networking. Start today So many peop...

What To Do When You Don’t Understand Networking

By Julie Walraven

You don’t understand networking? No surprise there, many people don’t understand networking or have a total misconception of what it is and how it works. True networking has never been hard for me but that is because I like people and I have this innate desire to help people that bubbles out all the time. I am told that I wear my heart on my sleeve, which gets tricky as an entrepreneur...

How to Connect with the Right People — And Keep Them on Your Side

By Lida Citroën

Nearly everyone, from business professionals to job seekers, sales professionals to college graduates, recognizes that in today’s competitive marketplace, relationships and networks are critical assets in a professional toolkit. I teach audiences how to use intentional networking strategies to gain introductions, leads, referrals, insights, and relationships with stakeholders they deem imp...

How to Develop a Social Media Strategy for Your Career

By Lida Citroën

If you work in a company, business, nonprofit, government agency, consulting practice,school, or retail store, social media plays a role in your career. Honestly, the only career choices I can imagine that wouldn’t need or desire the resources available online might be high-seas pirate or hitman. In all seriousness, the pervasiveness of social media is impacting everyone’s career, fro...

The power of connection: Authentic networking done right

By Stephanie Anderson

How do you feel when you hear the word “networking?” For some people, networking is an exciting and empowering professional activity. For others, it’s a dreaded task that always feels forced with the underlying goal of getting ahead. Authentic networking is different. Rather than just sending a LinkedIn request or exchanging business cards, authentic networking digs deeper for mo...

Good Things Happen: 3 Success Stories that Could Be You on LinkedIn

By Anne Pryor

I am privileged to work with great clients all over the world where I coach and advise them on bringing their brands to life on LinkedIn, online and in real life to meet their goals. Every client has a unique objective from finding a new job to getting a promotion to wanting more speaking engagements to launching a book to selling more software to enhancing the company brand for possible investor ...

10 Tips to Making a LinkedIn Profile Successful and Different from a Resume

By Anne Pryor

I consider LinkedIn to be a flashing digital billboard that I change every Sunday at 3:30. I call this changing my oil. A resume is a historical document highlighting past jobs, achievements, education, and community involvement. As a futurist and strategist, career coach and LinkedIn specialist, I teach my clients how to leverage LinkedIn to get what they want going forward, not to get what they ...

Success: Is It All About Who You Know?

By Mary Rosenbaum

Is it all about who you know and not what you know? The answer is yes and no.Who you know can help get you in the running for that promotion, that job, that piece of new business. What you know will help you turn possibilities into reality. Studies over the past couple of years have proven that larger, diversified networks have a significant impact on your career and your earning capability. The r...

What Are You Going to Do Differently in 2016?

By Julie Walraven

You know the definition of insanity, right? Or at least the one most commonly quoted, attributed to Albert Einstein: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I ask you then, what do you plan to do differently in 2016? Many people struggle with being in a rut. We want something different, we want different results, but when it comes to puttin...

Job Seekers: The Fine Line Between Persistence and Stalking

By Lida Citroën

At a career event recently, an executive in transition told me, “I think this hiring manager is avoiding me. I had a great interview and she seemed happy with my experience and resume, but now she won’t call me back or respond to my emails.” What he said next was alarming; “I email her every morning, ping her on LinkedIn every couple of days, and I even parked outside the o...

Want to Get Hired? Take a Lesson From Santa

By Patricia Edwards

Believe it or not, you might learn a thing or two from ol’ Saint Nick about conducting a strategic job search. Think about this: in good and bad times, Santa has been in demand for over a hundred years. Though we are seeing a glut in talent and there are more job seekers for every job posted, people seek Santa out every December for the busiest and happiest time of the year. In fact, h...

How To Network And Search For Jobs As An Introvert

By Julie Walraven

You may feel that you have a disadvantage as an introvert because though job hunting isn’t easy for anyone, it is harder for introverts. The definition of introverts is often confused with shyness but the true definition is related to where you get your energy: Where do you put your attention and get your energy? Do you like to spend time in the outer world of people and things (Extroversion...

Executive Job Search Networking: 5 Tips for Success

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

Networking is one of those dreaded and feared activities that every executive job seeker has to face throughout their career. However, it’s also well known that over 50% of jobs are landed through some form of networking! Here are five tips to get you started in your networking success: Tip 1: Stand up and smile When networking on the phone, stand up and smile! No kidding; it improves your t...

20 Networking Tips to Master By The End of Summer

By Olivia Adams

Whether you’re fresh out of college or you’ve been working at your job for almost a year now, it’s important to never stop networking. Regardless of how much emphasis there is on the importance of networking, people tend to overlook its value. Especially when you’re not looking for a job or you’ve landed a job out of pure luck, you may think networking isn’...

How to revitalize your old network

By Julie Walraven

Often people think that they either don’t have a network, their network is useless, or their network is old. To pump new life into an old network, you need to create a strategy of touch points. Sales people use customer relationship management applications to assure that they are constantly reaching out to their network. I love working with sales professionals because they always share ways ...

Not Getting Results Using Social Media? Here’s Why

By Crystal Washington

Three simple tactics for getting measurable business results using social media. Approximately 73% of online adults use some form of social media. Chances are your next hiring manager, client, or strategic partner are either using social media, or one of their close connections are. As professionals, we now have previously unheard of free access to decision makers. So, it’s just a matter of ...

Do your colleagues see you the same way you do?

By Dale Kurow

Have you heard the saying that goes something like this: "if you don’t know who the office jerk is, it’s probably you?" You might be a well-intentioned manager that feels like a team player, but there might be something about your approach that prohibits your employees and colleagues from agreeing. Columbia Business School suggests those who are rough around the edges at work don’...

Get LinkedIn

By Brad Karsh

It would be the understatement of the century to say that social media is changing our lives. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more are changing the way we socialize, read news, choose restaurants, network, and do business. And for many of us, it's how we find contacts to land our next job. While LinkedIn can be a great way to score that sweet new gig, it does take some effort to make sure you do i...

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