Use Smart Networking to Speed Up Your Job Search

A critical tactic in your job search toolbox is networking, but it may not feel as though your efforts are getting the results you want. Evaluate your approaches and make sure you are using your time wisely to get results more quickly.
Choose business networks.
Effective networking does not focus solely on talking with friends and family. […]

How to Make Your Business Card Social Media-Friendly

Forging connections in the digital age isn’t always as easy as it once was. When we’re so used to being able to hit the “connect” button on social networking sites, the majority of us have come to focus on building our network online and completely miss out on important face-to-face opportunities.
It’s time to use social […]

5 Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Professional Network

Networking, networking, networking. It’s one of the most emphasized job search methods out there. The problem: most job seekers who think they’re networking aren’t actually accomplishing anything.
It’s not enough to connect on social media and then forget about them. Stay in the minds of your professional network by keeping in touch on a regular basis.
Here […]

9 Rookie Networking Mistakes You’re Making Right Now

You may not know it yet, but while you are working hard to build a respectable personal brand – you may be doing the exact opposite. While you labor to extend your contact list and sphere of influence – you are actually limiting your potential.
All because you’re making these nine easily fixable rookie networking mistakes:
Your […]

6 Reasons Why Your Networking Isn’t Working

You’ve been asking your friends, coworkers, and family to pass your name along at work. You’ve tried reaching out to new job connections via cold calls and social media. You’ve met with a few people for informational interviews. But nothing is working.
Sound familiar?
The problem may be that your networking strategy isn’t working for you. Instead […]

How to Construct an Elevator Speech

Dorothy- How do I effectively craft an elevator speech? As a mid-50’s job seeker, this concept is foreign to me. I understand it in theory, but I am getting stalled actually doing it.
I understand your issue which led me to develop two methods for creating elevator speeches. Everyone talks about them but […]

Mastering the Art of Follow Up

“I’ll follow up with you tomorrow.”  Only that follow up never happens.  How does that make you feel?  It makes no difference what the follow up was going to be. It can be a call back from a job interview all the way to your work associate following up to tell you if they can […]

How to Secure a Job Referral

A job referral is a prime way to ensure you stand out to the hiring manager among other candidates. After all, who doesn’t take a personal recommendation seriously?
Referrals still rank as one of the top sources of hires, and there’s good reasoning behind those numbers. Research indicates that referrals stay longer and perform better over the long-term. […]

The Benefits of a Referral in Your Job Search

Recently, I was explaining to a job seeker why networking and getting a referral is so important to the job search process.  I realize networking can be a painful thing for some people; and I think it is made worse when you don’t realize all the great benefits that exist from doing it so you […]

Network for Your Career, Not Your Next Job [WEBINAR]

There are over 3.4 million advertised jobs and numerous other jobs promoted through referral channels or agencies. The recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report says that there are greater than 12.8 million unemployed job seekers looking for work, and over 1 million more unemployed giving up after having looked for so long with no luck.
Still, employers […]