219 results for tag: Networking


You and Your Elevator Speech

–Pssst. I have to share a secret with you. But you can't tell anyone. Ready? What we’re going to discuss is not really an elevator speech. Or an elevator pitch! Because if we were to have that discussion, it may encourage you (maybe even force you) to ...
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The Pay it Forward Mindset of LinkedIn

So many people approach LinkedIn all wrong. They either copy and paste their résumé and that's it, or they go about it backward. By backward I mean they have a, "I need something (JOB) approach." When did anyone ever get very far when they led with what ...
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How Does One Leverage Volunteering Activities to Connect With Recruiters?

How does one best communicate to recruiters their experiences gained through volunteer work? I am heavily involved in community activities and serve on two boards. Obviously, this provides me with great networking opportunities, but I am wondering how to ...
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Can an Experienced Executive With No Degree Get Past the ATS?

How can a job seeker with many years of experience, but no degree, get a resume through the screening process and have the opportunity for a face-to-face interview when the job posting says a degree is required? After 24 years of recruiting, I don’t ...
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Using Job Boards to Advance Your Search

Not getting calls when you respond to job listings? ExecuNet's Coach Don says, "Don't depend on job postings to land your next job." Master Class Host Tony Vlahos peppered Coach Don with questions from members in Ask Coach Don Your Job Search Questions, ...
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How Do I Find the Hidden Job Market?

How does one discover the “hidden job market” and once “in” become a lead candidate for senior executive positions? I think it makes sense for starters to define the oft mentioned, mystical, by nature elusive, hidden job market. Job seekers have ...
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What’s Wrong With Your Business Networking?

How many events, mixers, or meetings do you attend? Coffee meetings do you schedule? Phone calls do you make? Emails do you send? LinkedIn messages do you post? Facebook pics do you share? Tweets do you make? Snaps do you chat? Are you getting everything ...
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How Much Time Should Be Spent on Opportunities Where You Can’t Identify a Networking Contact?

Applying to C-suite positions online with no networking feels like an exercise in futility. How much time, if any, should be spent on opportunities where you can’t identify a networking contact? I detect more than a small amount of despair in your query. ...
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Should I Refer Others for a Position I Want?

How should you answer a recruiter's message asking for candidates for a particular position when you are personally interested in it yourself? This is a terrific question, and I’m so glad you asked it! In order to answer this question, I need to give ...
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How to Be Better at Networking

I met a financial advisor about two years ago. Recently, he contacted me by email out of the blue. He was struggling in the first year of his practice and felt if he didn’t get help fast, he would fail. After a quick search about ‘How to be better at ...
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From the Saddlebag: Navigating Age Bias

From the Saddlebag: Season 2: Episode 9 The job search trail can be lonesome and treacherous. To help you through the dark and dusty parts, you'll want to take along a guide you can really trust. In our From the Saddlebag series, available only to VIP ...
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From the Saddlebag: Things to Know About Networking

From the Saddlebag: Season 2: Episode 8 The job search trail can be lonesome and treacherous. To help you through the dark and dusty parts, you'll want to take along a guide you can really trust. In our From the Saddlebag series, available only to VIP ...
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