Many clients of mine are not sure how to ask for and set up a networking meeting with someone they haven’t met. Here are five things you need to include in a letter/email/phone call asking for a meeting: 1) Our Bond: Open your email/letter or phone call with your common bond. “Jane Smith suggested [...]
We all know that we’re supposed to “network”. It has been shown over and over to be the best way to find jobs. In a down economy, networking is more important than ever because employers get inundated with resumes and they’re afraid of hiring the wrong person. As a result, they’d much rather hire someone [...]
Are you on LinkedIn but not sure what to do with it? Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of getting onto LinkedIn? Do you know you could be doing more with it, but you feel like you don’t have the time? Here are ten simple things you can do to improve your [...]
I wanted to write something about networking for introverts. Then I found this article and decided that it was so good, I would share it with you. It appeared in the Wall Street Journal on-line publication. Self-Marketing Rules For Successful Introverts By Nancy Ancowitz We’re about half of the population. We like to [...]
Deciding what to wear to an interview isn’t as simple as it used to be. With the advent of “business casual”, what to wear to an interview has gotten a bit more complicated. 1) Dress a notch above. In general, you want to dress a little bit nicer than the way you would [...]
New on-line resource that will be available for job seekers starting today, September 5, 2011 – the Ultimate Job Summit. This site is the brainchild of Nate Lind, who was unemployed but went from being unemployed to earning 6 figures in 6 months. He wanted to share the lessons he learned and some of the best advice he used during his job search. So, he interviewed eight consultants in a variety of areas and is making those interviews available for free for one month. Each of the consultants interviewed is providing freebies, discounts and special offers to summit participants.New on-line resource with free expert advice for job seekers
Most career coaches recommend that you identify target companies to help you focus your job search. In general, I agree with this advice. Having a list of target companies can help you in a number of ways: 1) Networking: You can focus your networking efforts on organizations that you think are a good fit. [...]
Sometimes job search feels like a series of rejections. It’s hard to stay upbeat in this situation. Here are some suggestions for staying positive during the job search process.
Most people do find their positions through some form of networking. So, I don’t recommend that you spend more than 25% of your available job search time applying to positions on-line. HOWEVER, you still need to keep your eye on job postings so you can jump on it when something good does come up. One [...]
Looking around on LinkedIn the other day, I noticed how many people use the term “experienced” when describing themselves. Generally speaking, “experienced” is code for “old” and “expensive”. So, I would caution against using that word when describing yourself.