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 …

Best Ever Top-10 Job Websites

This past Monday I got a call from one of my friends with good news and bad news. Good news–New baby on the way and due in November. Bad news–His career development plan has to shift from “education” to “get job now.” What to do? How to find opportunities? So many job websites! Where to start? Not surprisingly, my #1 favorite …

Help Your Career – Volunteer

Why Volunteer? You believe in what an organization is doing. You really like the work. You make new friends. You give your vocation new meaning when you work for a higher purpose. On the practical side, if you are searching for a job or changing careers, volunteering gives you experience, skills and contacts for the next step. From a spiritual …

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 …