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Category Archives: Networking

Turning Social Events into Networking Opportunities

Tweet Job seekers often hear that holiday gatherings are a great place to network. But how do you do that without being annoying? After all, no one likes being hit up for job leads at a party.  Here are tips on converting a social event into a networking opportunity in a tactful way.

Clear Goals = Better Networking

Tweet One of the principles of being highly effective is “Begin with the end in mind”. This is important advice in a job search. Being clear about where you want to end up will help you chart a course from here to there. Another strong reason for being clear about your goals is that it [...]

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.

Avoiding LinkedIn Faux Pas

Tweet Job seekers know LinkedIn can be a vital part of a successful job search.  But use it incorrectly and you will alienate people in your network, create bad will and maybe even cost yourself opportunities.  Here are some common LinkedIn mistakes and how to avoid them:

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.

Easy Ways to Stay Connected with Your Network

Tweet As a job seeker you are probably hard at work building your network. But a strong network isn’t just about having lots of people, it’s about really connecting and harnessing the power of that network. Your networking relationships should be mutually beneficial. Here are five ways to help your network, and five ways your [...]

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.

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