Network Effectively to Reach Your Goals
by Sherri Edwards - Dec, 2012
Networking is typically the best way to learn about new opportunities, whether it is work related or otherwise. But random efforts produce random results. If you are not getting the results you had hoped for by attending events or “hanging out” with friends, then perhaps your preparation for those meetings needs a little work. Being open and available to meet new contacts is a large part of what it takes to become aware of...
Easy Ways To Improve Your Job Networking During The Holidays
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2012
The holidays will be here before you know it, and that means gatherings, parties, and more social events. If you’re looking to engage in job networking, you may think that this is not the time to start – but that’s not true! With the combination of being around people you know now and those you are meeting for the first time, the holidays can really jump start your job search. Here are a few easy ways that you can improve your...
The Best Way to Network with Alumni on LinkedIn
by Lindsey Pollak - Nov, 2012
If you’ve been feeling the urge lately to buy fresh pencils and open the first page of a crisp new notebook, you’re not alone. Whether you graduated two years ago or 20, September always feels like the beginning of a new school year. For job seekers, this sense of a new beginning can inspire you to inject new energy into your hunt. In particular, the fall season is a nice time of year to reconnect with members of your coll...
10 scary job search mistakes
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2012
It's a spooky time of year. Ghoulish decorations, goblins, and jack-o-lanterns abound, reminding us that it's time to stock up on bowls of candy for greedy trick-or-treaters. It's also a good reminder to make sure that you aren't frightening off hiring managers and squandering opportunities to land jobs. Is it time to dress up your job search strategy? You don't need to transform into someone else altogether, but if you ha...
The Secret to Making Online Networking Truly Valuable for Your Career
by Alexis Grant - Oct, 2012
You know the value of networking online. But while using tools like Twitter for networking, are you making the all-too-common mistake of leaving that network on Twitter? Or siloing your efforts so they only happen in the online world? Are you failing to bring that relationship offline? While there’s huge power in online networking, it’s really offline — or In Real Life (IRL), as some of us call it—that your connections...
How to Get a Job with Your Dream Employer
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2012
If you could work for any company in the world, which employer would you choose? You can see the most popular answers to this question on LinkedIn’s recently released list of Most InDemand Employers, which ranks the most sought-after companies on LinkedIn, ranked geographically and by job function. If your dream employer appears on this list, you’re certainly in good company. But it also means you’re up for some intense co...
Online Career Portfolios: What They Are, Why You Should Have One & What To Include
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
Technological advances have made job searching online part and parcel of any serious effort to find or change employment. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a job search being very effective without some social media/social networking site (SNS) component. Maximizing the tools available for use on the Internet will significantly increase your chances of job hunting success. When job searching online, you should have a compreh...
Networking Strategies for the Career Changer
by Heather Mundell - Oct, 2012
My client, Megan, is in her late 40s and wants to change careers. The jobs Megan is considering to target are not easily found online. She's unsure of what are the most common job titles that are most relevant for her to pursue and how to tap into job openings (or whether there even are job openings). I've said this before: changing careers is not for the faint of heart or the person who's in a big rush! Megan, however, is m...
A Qwiki To Spice Up Your Job Search?
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
The number of people using some form of social media, no matter how frequently, is ever-increasing, both because the internet has become more portable (smartphones, tablets, other PDAs) but also because there seem to be newer and glitzier social networking sites (SNS) introduced on a regular basis. For those involved in an active job search, the use of SNS has become part and parcel of their efforts. If you don’t have a com...
5 Networking Tips You Haven’t Heard
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2012
When my friend Ben Casnocha sent me a copy of his new book, The Start-Up of You, I knew that I was going to read something innovative about networking. After all, Ben wrote it with Reid Hoffman, the cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn, and if anything has changed the game of networking in the twenty-first century, it’s LinkedIn. I was not disappointed. Here, please find 5 networking tips from Ben and Reid that you haven’t...
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