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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
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.
Now is the Best Time to Build Your Professional
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.
So many peop...
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
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
I teach audiences how to use intentional networking
strategies to gain introductions, leads, referrals, insights, and
stakeholders they deem imp...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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 ...
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 ...
Have you heard the saying that goes something like this: "if you
don’t know who the office jerk is, it’s probably
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’...
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...