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How to Follow-Up with a Contact

Tweet Follow up is one of the most  important parts of networking.  It doesn’t matter if you are in a formal interview or talking with an acquaintance on your softball team, follow-up is crucial to engaging and building.  In the last part of our series on informational interviews, we explore follow-up for this type of networking.

Conducting the Informational Interview

Tweet Informational interviews are a great networking tool when conducted correctly.  In our previous posts on networking meetings, we walked you through goal setting, setting up and preparing for informational interviews.  Now, how to effectively make the most of your time with your contact.

Setting Up and Preparing for Informational Interviews

Tweet Informational interviews are an important part of a successful job search. In part one of our series, we established some of the goals for setting up informational interviews. Now, how to set up these meetings, and prepare for them.

Making Informational Interviews Work for You

Tweet Informational interviews are an invaluable tool for today’s job search. While you never actually ask for a job during an informational interview, many do lead directly or indirectly to employment opportunities down the road. In part one of our series on information interviews, we look at why you should do informational interviews.

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: Using LinkedIn Groups to Network

Tweet You know LinkedIn is a great networking tool, but are you using it to to its fullest?  In today’s video, Jobfully Social Media Marketing Manager Dennis Grubbs explains how to use LinkedIn Groups to make connections.

Why Face Time is So Important to Your Job Search

Tweet Focus on face time! That’s the message from research that shows you get a lot more done face to face than you do via email. What’s true in the work environment is even more true in your job search. Here are just a few of the advantages of face to face communication:

Surefire Ways to Ruin a Networking Conversation

Tweet You’ve identified a great networking contact and set up a conversation.  Whether at a networking event, a networking meeting, or a chance encounter, this is your big opportunity. Don’t blow it with these networking blunders: Dull opening. Beginning a conversation with “How is it going?” is hardly compelling. 

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