Career Networking Tips

Meeting in Person Is Key For Managing and Networking

Posted by on May 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

In the day and age we live in, email, text messages and phone calls are the norm in professional communication, be it a management relationship or a networking relationship. While this is a current reality, shifting your approach could make a major impact on your career and separate you from the rest of the pack. [...]

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If You’re Job Searching, Don’t Do It Alone

Posted by on May 9, 2012 at 11:03 pm

When you hit roadblocks in your career search, how are you going to respond? I tell my clients that not getting there is not an option – that we’re going to figure out how to get there and reach their goal. And from my experience, it’s easier to reach those goals when you surround yourself [...]

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Branching Out Your Network With Facebook

Posted by on May 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

It’s true: some people network better for their careers on Facebook than on Linkedin. While that may defy logic (after all, Facebook has established itself as THE social network for friends while Linkedin is clearly THE social network for career contacts), I’ve had more than one client who found more success networking on Facebook. Here’s [...]

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How To Use Twitter In Your Job Search

Posted by on April 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Twitter continues to be a polarizing social media channel when it comes to the job hunt. So many people tell me, “David, I don’t get Twitter. I think it’s overwhelming and I don’t see how it could ever help me find a new job.” I get why they say this. Twitter has its own language. [...]

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Say Goodbye To “The One That Got Away”

Posted by on April 17, 2012 at 11:52 am

If you’ve ever gone fishing, you probably have a story about “the one that got away” – the fish that, had you been able to reel it in, would be mounted on your wall, proudly boasting your achievement as a fisherman (or fisherwoman!). But by some stroke of poor luck, it simply slipped away. Most [...]

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Spring Career Cleaning

Posted by on April 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Spring came early to St. Louis, and I’m not complaining! The weather has been absolutely beautiful the past few weeks, clearly inspiring people across the city to get out for walks, sidewalk cafe lunches, yardwork – you name it! There’s just something about a change in season that’s motivating – which is why the concept [...]

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10 Twitter Tools For Better Networking

Posted by on December 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

A few posts ago, I talked about how social media is a TOOL in networking, but relationship building is the key (jump to the post here). But within the tool of social media, there are a number of other tools to help you utilize things like Twitter or Linkedin for the end goal of better [...]

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Tips On Handling The Job Search During The Holidays

Posted by on December 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I recently did a post about finding part-time work during the Holidays, but what about people who are still looking for that full-time job of their dreams during the Holiday period? If you’re like me, the Holidays and everything that come with them can be overwhelming enough as it is – how are we supposed [...]

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Social Media is the Tool, Relationship Building is the Key

Posted by on December 9, 2011 at 7:45 am

I recently read this great blog post about social media measurement by social guru Chris Brogan. He makes some very good points about how social media channels like Twitter are great tools that assist relationship building. Brogan’s post got me thinking: even though his message focused on business, it also relates to job seekers today. [...]

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Asking The Right Questions When Networking

Posted by on November 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm

One click on the Networking category tab on the right side of this blog and you’ll see that it’s a topic I cover a lot here. Why? Because whether you’re networking to simply keep up your career/contacts or you’re actively pursuing a new job, networking is foundational to your career. I truly believe from my [...]

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