Network with Everyone Everywhere – Part Two

Multiply Your Results Personal referrals will power your networking. With each new connection you make, use the name of the person who referred you. Not only ask for help, but also for referrals to others who might be willing to help. Conclude your call, email or message with, “Thank you for your help. Who else do you know who can …

Network with Everyone Everywhere – Part One

You never know who knows who. Bill, an unemployed sales manager, took his car for maintenance. While waiting, he and the service manager struck up a conversation. The service manager asked, “What do you do, Bill?” Bill shared that he was unemployed and looking for a job. “What kind of job?” asked the service manager.  Bill replied, “I’m looking for …

The Super-Secret Strategy to Make the Right Connections on LinkedIn – Part Two

Make the Right Connections on LinkedIn One of the main components of the LinkedIn search engine algorithm are keywords. You want to create and utilize keywords that demonstrate that you are seeking to serve your clients, customers and companies that may employ you. Keywords are attractive and thought-provoking words or phrases that describe what you do best. They draw attention …

The Super-Secret Strategy to Make the Right Connections on LinkedIn – Part One

Have you ever wondered if creating and posting your profile on LinkedIn would be worth the time and effort? I have. Many of my coaching clients rarely have a LinkedIn profile they are happy with if they have one at all. The fact is you should have a profile. Once you have created one, this blog post will help you to make the right …

Get Noticed. Get Hired. Here’s How.

Much has been written about the hiring process taking longer than ever. It’s not unusual to see qualified, smart people unemployed for many months. The purpose of this article isn’t to lament issues created by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), or broken recruiting processes, it’s to teach you to smash those barriers to bits. Engage with the company you’re targeting. Here’s how. …

How do you hook the great-for-you job you find online?

Here’s what you don’t do Immediately click ‘Apply.’ Fill out the form. Attach or paste your resume. Then you wait, and wait, and wait, and… well, you get the idea. Instead, try these 3 job-landing tips: #1 Do your homework Be an A+ candidate! Just 15+ minutes could pay you big bucks in a new job. Start by going to the …

Top 10 Tips for Best Ever Networking

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Millions of job openings never get posted anywhere. These “hidden” opportunities account for a whopping 80% of all hires, according to a Forbes magazine article. The only way you can find these never-posted jobs is by networking. It is critically important when networking for a job to be as educated, equipped and encouraged as you can be. Consider these top 10 …

Never Ask for a Job and Other Networking Advice You May Not Know

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A guest post from Mark Dudley, a learning and performance improvement professional in Houston, TX.   I lost my job recently because of financial difficulties at my company. My job search activities started on the very day the bad news came.  Updating resumes, refreshing network connections, applying for unemployment benefits to name just a few.  It was bad news, you bet, …

6 Job Networking Myths Busted

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You know you need to make a change. Work is not working anymore. You have prayed, prepared and planned. Your resume is ready. You have your accountability partners in place, understand why you are on a job search, and learned how to articulate what you are good at. It’s time to start networking. If you are not currently in sales …