180 results for tag: Networking


How Do I Handle Awkward Networking Moments?

I just got asked this question at a firm I was speaking at by a financial advisor. It would have been awkward if I didn't have a good answer. I shared my most awkward business networking moment as part of my response. Years ago, I shared the spotlight ...
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Connect with Recruiters and Hiring Managers on LinkedIn

"What can I do on LinkedIn to connect with recruiters and hiring managers?" This was a question asked of our panel of ExecuNet Career Strategists during a recent session titled The Biggest Job Search Roadblocks – and How to Knock Them Down. This ...
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Opportunity is Here…Mileage May Vary

Opportunity is here... but don't just sit there waiting for it to reach out. You've got to knock. The most promising doors to knock on are in these areas: The top three have been consistent so far in 2017. Though Technology did bump Healthcare from ...
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Networking and Overcoming Other Job Search Roadblocks

Whether it's getting ahead at work or finding a new job, it's common knowledge that networking is the best way to achieve advancement, but for some people "networking feels so icky" as one caller put it when asking our panelists for help in ExecuNet Master ...
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Don’t Let Networking Feel “Icky”

A lot of people aren't comfortable networking, especially when they need a job. The thing is, networking doesn't have to be "icky" as one caller referred to it. It's important to always be networking, especially when you don't need something (a job) so that ...
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How to Follow Up When You Haven’t Followed Up

See that stack of business cards on your desk? You know, the ones bound together in a snarl of rubber bands? Maybe you have those cards in neat piles with notes scribbled on them; in alphabetical order; arranged phonetically; in a binder of some sort; a ...
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Meeting People Through People

"How does one connect with people who can introduce you to the VIP you need to connect with?" That's a question from a participant in a session of ExecuNet Master Class led by Geoffrey James titled How to Get a Meeting With C-Suite Executives, Business ...
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The Power of Networking When Marketing Your Business

The power of networking when marketing your business cannot be overstated. "The owner of a business is the face of the business and needs to be out there networking and building exposure every day," said entrepreneur Pete Gilfillan in a special Career ...
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5 Ways to Kill Your Business Networking Goals

How many times have you set a goal for yourself and it fizzled? A fitness goal. Weight loss. Business. Networking. Financial. New job. That vacation destination you may never see, etc. etc. Sometimes achieving a goal comes easy, which could mean that the goal ...
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The Best Way to Find Your Next Job

The best way to find a job is through networking. Over 80 percent of all jobs are found through networking (I suspect the percentage is slightly higher for senior and executive positions), and the best jobs are found through targeted networking (best in the ...
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Job Search Myth 1.05: Applying for Jobs Online Really Works

Yes, it's time for another Executive Job Search Myth Buster: Myth: “Submitting my résumé online to 10 employers every morning increases my chances of getting hired.” Truth: If my math is right (bear with me, I majored in English), after 10 days ...
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Job Search Myth 1.04: Networking is for Losers & Schmoozers

It's time for another Executive Job Search Myth Buster. This one's a beaut: Myth: "Networking doesn't work for me." Truth: Networking should be easy. If it isn't, or if it makes you feel like a brown-nosing, exploitative and inauthentic schmoozer, it's ...
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