Category Archive: Networking

The ‘Job Search Trio’: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn


Networking face to face in a job search by getting out of the house and meeting people is a necessity. Now pairing that with a social media strategy only increases your chances of getting hired faster. You should build a professional image that markets your skill set and is in sync with where you want …

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Examples of What to Write When Asking to Connect on LinkedIn


ALWAYS use a personal message in your invitation to connect with any other professional on LinkedIn. There is an art to networking, and it’s about building relationships. Never ask for a job. Job leads follow for those that are effective connectors.  Whether you find a contact you want to outreach to on Groups / Alumni …

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Networking for Recent Grads: How to Find and Connect with Alumni on Linkedin

LinkedIn is one of the most valuable networking tools available to professionals. Use its many features to connect with other graduates from your alma mater that are in your choice industry, that work for your target company, or that can offer advice related to your career. For new 2012 graduates its key to have a …

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Networking Your Way to Job Leads with ‘Face-Time’

Each category listed below offers suggestions on how to grow your contacts, develop your professional network, and discover job leads. Finding a new job is more than just applying to job boards, its relationships working in your favor.  Join Professional Organizations: Join various organizations related to your goals, and start attending local meetings. Learn beforehand …

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LinkedIn 101: Step 2–Build your Connections & Network!

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Most professionals have a ‘LinkedIn profile’. But not everyone knows that LinkedIn is a place to find and engage a network of contacts during a job search.  In order to be a successful networker you have to have a profile that’s complete and promotes your personal brand.  Then you can proceed to broadcast your value …

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LinkedIn 101 for Beginners: Step 1–The Profile

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LinkedIn profiles receive a fairly high rank in Google, so this is a good way to influence what people see when they search for you.  If a recruiter is looking at two people, and one is an empty page, while the other has a great LinkedIn profile, we all know who will get the interview. …

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Give the Gift of your Blog: What’s the Story You Want to Share?


We all have a story of what brought us to our relationships, pastimes, and where we are in our career.  Our stories are part serendipity, a bit of providence, and a whole lot of positive/negative actions and reactions.  That’s what makes each blog unique, and the underlying theme is what connects the reader to the …

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10 Things To Do While In-Between Jobs: 1st Place in JobMob’s 2011 International Career Blogging Contest

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THIS BLOG WON 1ST PLACE IN THE JOBMOB 2011 INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING CONTEST Remember that the situation you are now in is not permanent.  You will not remain in the unemployment phase indefinitely.  You are simply in-between jobs and while waiting, there are 10 things you can do to stay positive and proactive while waiting to …

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Job Seeker


The December ‘buzzer’ has sounded, initiating the thought process for our 2012 resolutions. Charles Lamb said that “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.”  He was right!  2012 is a fresh start at life and your career.  We all make New Year’s resolutions in the hopes that the clean slate handed to us can meet …

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