How to Have a Healthy Job Search Network
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2012
A successful job search can depend heavily on having a healthy network. However, you won’t have one until you build it, and you won’t have it for long unless you nourish or sustain it! Note: Sustain means to “strengthen or support physically or mentally,” and that’s as critical for a healthy job search network as it is for anything else you expect to be–and remain–productive for you. When I started thinking about this topic,...
3 quick ways to improve your LinkedIn profile
by Laura Smith-Proulx - May, 2012
When you first joined LinkedIn, it made sense to fill in just enough facts to get your Profile active and allow you to connect with others. However, if it’s been a few months and you still have a bare-bones Profile, it probably won't generate results for your job search. Even if it does attract visitors, they’ll quickly leave to find someone more interesting. The reality about LinkedIn is this: it’s an amazing job sear...
LinkedIn’s Great Slideshare Presentation
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - May, 2012
How is that job search coming along? I am sure you’ve heard the buzz—LinkedIn has become the #1 social media tool to professionally network, gain job search leads and penetrate the hidden job market. Mmm-hmm, glad you are aware! Now what can you do to stand out from the crowd of executives and job seekers who have flocked to LinkedIn with the same idea as you? Many, many things can be done—but today, I am sharing with ...
Networking tips to help you land your first job
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2012
Are you planning a transition “from college to career?” You won’t want to miss out on advice from Lindsey Pollak, a recognized expert on next-generation career trends. She recently released a new edition of her terrific book, Getting from College to Career. In this Q & A with Lindsey, she outlines some best practices for networking, following up, and transitioning to your first job. In addition to LinkedIn, what online to...
10 Simple Tips to Networking Success
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2012
Job-search and career coaches always tout networking's importance. They implore clients to break away from their computers to engage in old-fashioned interactions with people who may be able to help them. It's not so easy to master the art of juggling a plate and drink in one hand while gracefully delivering an on-target elevator pitch. And for introverted job-seekers who prefer one-on-one meetings or small group interacti...
Executive Coach's Tip: "Sandwich" Your Networking Call
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2012
Effective networkers GIVE FIRST and are always alert for opportunities to HELP their fellow colleagues, friends, business relationships, etc. If you've consisently made a practice and habit of GIVING first (and giving often), it makes it much easier and much more comfortable for you to then ASK FOR SOMETHING from your network when the time comes. In those situations, where you intend to ASK a network member for something...
How to Obtain and Use References and Recommendation Letters
by Maureen Crawford Hentz - Feb, 2012
As a job-seeker, one of your most important assets is your stock of professional references. Both letters and phone recommendations can elevate a good candidate to a top choice and drop a good candidate down to the no-longer-considered pile. It's important that you manage your recommendations carefully to leverage them in the best possible way. The most important thing is to ask people who have good things to say about you...
WANT MORE BALANCE?
by Nan S. Russell - Feb, 2012
Despite efforts on the Wii Fitness balance game, Wii persists in rating me as "unbalanced." And while it's true I'm feeling a bit stressed with a new book coming out in May, and more commitments than common sense dictates, being balanced is a challenge. Work reminds me of that balance game. Some days, I feel like I'm floating my avatar in a balloon down a lazy river, enjoying virtual sunshine and feeling pretty balanced, wh...
3 Ways to Reinvent Yourself on LinkedIn
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2012
We’re already a month into 2012 and most job seekers have given up on their lofty New Year’s resolutions. If you’re in this boat, don’t despair! Instead, use LinkedIn — and a few trusted friends or colleagues — to help you make the change you desire. Over the years I’ve observed the ways that people use LinkedIn to change career direction or perk up a slumping job search. Here are my three favorite reinvention tips: 1....
36 Sources of Networking Contacts
by Thomas J. Denham - Feb, 2012
As you may know, networking is the number one job search strategy. One of your initial steps will be to identify a list of networking contacts. You may be thinking, “I don’t really have a network! Where am I supposed to find all these contacts?” It may be a real challenge to generate names, but the list below may help you uncover all the connections in both your personal and professional life. 1. Athletic Teams (ie. Gol...
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