Category: Networking

Networking Conversations Part Two: Steering the Encounter

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 it along. Read More

The Art of the Cold Contact

Contacting people you don’t know, even over e-mail, can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. If you do your research, compose a professional communication, and get the right message across, it can be a rewarding process and a critical part of building your network. Read More

10 Ways You Should Never Describe Yourself

Today our guest blogger is Jeff Haden. Jeff is a columnist for CBSMoneyWatch.com and Inc.com.  He has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list.  Jeff learned much of what he knows about business from managing a 250-employee book manufacturing plant. Everything else he picked up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest CEOs and leaders in business.  Follow him on Twitter at @Jeff_Haden.

When other people use these words to describe your talents, it’s OK. When you do it, you just sound like a pompous jerk.

Picture this: You meet someone new. “What do you do?” he asks. Read More

Elevator Pitch Done Right: A Step-by-Step Guide

Job seekers should have a concise summary of their core skills and accomplishments that they can deliver to anyone who will listen in a small window of time.  This is often referred to as an “elevator pitch.”  However, it is often used incorrectly.  When not done right, this little speech can kill your chances for further discussion, let alone finding a job lead.  Here is a step-by-step guide for creating a pitch and delivering properly: Read More

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes

Today our guest blogger is Jeff Haden. Jeff is a columnist for CBSMoneyWatch.com and Inc.com.  He has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list.

Jeff learned much of what he knows about business from managing a 250-employee book manufacturing plant. Everything else he picked up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest CEOs and leaders in business.  Follow him on Twitter at @Jeff_Haden. Read More

Video Friday: Using LinkedIn Groups to Network

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. Read More