Category: Networking

LinkedIn Tip: Invitation Etiquette

Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition.  Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling.  You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist.

Over the last few weeks, my schedule has included teaching a TON of LinkedIn classes and webinars around town to continue “spreading the gospel” about LinkedIn, and its amazing benefits, to those folks who still haven’t quite gotten the hang of it. Read More

The Easiest Elevator Pitch to Deliver

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.

 

I’m terrible at delivering elevator pitches. While some people are great at making a wonderful first impression on potential clients, to me making an elevator pitch feels forced and obvious, so I usually chicken out and console myself by rationalizing that impromptu encounters with people in need of a ghostwriter aren’t likely anyway. Read More

How to Find a Job in a Different City

Job seekers have lots of reasons for considering work in other cities.  It could be for personal reasons, seeking a stronger economy, or hoping that there will be more demand for their skills.

Whether you are certain you want to move or are considering it, there are some special techniques you can use when looking for work in another city: Read More

Using LinkedIn Groups to Make Connections

Most jobseekers are familiar with the power of LinkedIn as a marketing and networking tool. But did you know you can use LinkedIn to contact people you don’t know including those in industries or with job titles of interest to you? Read More

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 1)

For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not easy to actually get a job with one. Competition is fierce, but with the right knowledge and approach, you can find a way to make the cut. Read More

Networking Conversations Part Three: Keeping the Conversation Going

For many of us, the most challenging parts of the networking conversation are getting it started and steering it through the middle. If you’ve gotten it this far, the end should be easy! But beware; you don’t want to drop the ball at this point, because the end of the conversation is actually the beginning of the networking relationship. It’s important you end strong, and with the promise of ongoing connection. Read More