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Category: Networking Know How

Real Client Stories: Networking Well

  Most people know that networking is THE best way to get considered for a job – an advertised one, or more importantly, the “hidden job market” – those job openings that aren’t posted anywhere.   There are many people, though, maybe even most (?), that are not sure HOW to reach out to their networks (personal […]

Where are All the Jobs Hidin’ (and how do you find them?)

  Where are all the jobs hidin’ (and how do you find them?)     **Mailing out resumes (snail mail, posting on job-boards/co. website): success rate 7-10% (does that low rate surprise you? did you think online posting was the way to go?)   **Applying to ads in prof journals in your field: also 7% […]

How To Answer the “So, what do you do?” Question

All of us have heard the old saying,” It’s not what you know but who you know.”  I say in this job search market, we need to rewrite this to read “It’s who and what you know.”  Knowing someone will hopefully get your foot in an otherwise closed or hidden door for a meeting, but […]

Pay it Forward at Work

  April 24, 2014 is National Pay it Forward Day. From the official website, Pay It Forward Day is about all people, from all walks of life giving to someone else and making a positive difference.     While it’s true that what goes around comes around, the catch is that what you put out […]

Calling All Friends – the Networking Letter

  A broadcast letter is a networking tool that helps you let your group of friends, family, and business contacts know that you are looking for work, and asks them to keep their eyes and ears open for opportunities for you.   It also helps them know what you are looking for and a summary […]