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Getting the Networking Conversation Started

Tweet It’s not uncommon to find yourself tongue-tied at the prospect of a networking conversation.  Critical as networking is to today’s job search, it can feel awkward to initiate such chats. Today we’ll focus on getting started and future blogs will address continuing the conversation and on the big finish.

Checklist for Your Networking

Tweet People who are exploring new job opportunities most likely already know the importance of networking, and are making an effort to increase their networking.  But, after trying networking for a while without any significant payoff, many people starte questioning if their networking is really working.

Warming Up a Cold Contact

Tweet Many networkers feel awkward about approaching a cold contact – someone they do not know. Yet reaching out to new people is an important part of expanding your network and constructing a successful job search. Here is a step-by- step guide to warming up a cold contact:

Video Friday: Getting Started Building a Network

Tweet You know having a network is important to your job search. But how do you get started building one?  In this video Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger has help for recent grads and others who are building a network from scratch.

How to be a Graceful Power Networker

Tweet Job searching involves a lot of networking which sometimes comes with awkward or sticky situations. Your ability to handle them with grace and style is vital to your success. Here are solutions to common networking situations, and ways to bring out your grace in the process.

Purposeful Follow-ups

Follow-up is a part of the job search that many job seekers feel uncomfortable with. Let’s clear up some common confusion job seekers have about follow-ups.

Questions to Ask When Networking

Tweet Job seekers are well aware that networking is critical, but it can be intimidating.  Even people who enjoy being social can find themselves tongue-tied when they have a goal in mind other than just chatting.

Video Friday: Widening Your Network

Tweet A successful job search involves continually growing your network. Today on Video Friday, some easy ways to do that.

Video Friday: Networking for Introverts

Tweet In today’s Video Friday blog, Kimberly shares some tricks to make networking easier and more natural.

Networking Conversations Part Two: Steering the Encounter

Tweet By now we all realize how important networking conversations are in a successful job search.  For some, getting over the awkwardness and creating a great dialog can feel challenging. The good news is that there are ways to make networking go smoothly.  In part one, we talked about getting the conversation started. Today, moving [...]

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