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Serendipity of simple conversations: A networking story

On July 29th, 2010, I glanced at my left hand and noticed, to my horror, the main stone, a marquis-cut sapphire, in my engagement ring was gone. The day was my 11th wedding anniversary. (Gotta love the irony.) My husband and I checked into replacing the stone, but opted to put the purchase on hold […]

Networking: It ain’t easy

This past Saturday night I attended my 35-year high school reunion – Millbrook High School in Raleigh, NC. The organizers picked a wonderful venue, food was plentiful and we had a decent turnout. Considering, more than 25 years passed since I last attended a reunion this was going to be a true test of (an […]

Networking opportunities in Wilmington, NC

I did some research on local networking opportunities a while back for a job seeker. She and I met though the Job Angels initiative originally started on Twitter. She recently graduated with an engineering degree and moved from Michigan to Wilmington, NC. She knew virtually no one and was anxious to launch her career. She […]

Networking can’t be rushed.

Catching up on my reading last night, I came across Jason Alba’s, JibberJobber blog post about networking. His wisdom ties into my last post, so take a look at what he has to say, “Networking Sucks in the Job Search (aka, Why Networking isn’t Working.)”   Bottom line, networking, as Jason says, is NOT only handing out […]

You don’t know if you don’t ask: Part 2, The Strategy

Last week, I shared a client story about a young job seeker attempting to launch his career in the oil and gas industry using his geology degree. Happily he landed, shortly after we finished his resume project. (You can catch up HERE.) As promised, here is the strategy we used to connect with a high-level […]

You don’t know if you don’t ask: Part 1, The story

A few months ago I worked with a young, aspiring geologist. He traveled a non-traditional path toward graduation, taking almost 10 years to complete his degree. During that time, he changed majors, competed on the amateur surfing circuit, won surfing competitions, fished commercially, and contributed management leadership to his family’s thriving business. Two weeks after […]

What’s your excuse? “I don’t have time …”

Today I tweeted: #Jobseekers: If you don’t make yourself a priority, no one else will. Won’t “find” & can’t “make” time. DEDICATE time to reach your goals. after a caller shared with me they: hated their current job, needed a resume to launch a new search, but “didn’t have time” to work on a new […]

Asking for job search help effectively

Following is a recent LinkedIn exchange I had with a complete stranger. Information has been changed to protect identities (well, except mine): The initial connection:  Dawn, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. – Albert I’ve gotten over people using the “generic” LI invite. Most people don’t know or think to […]

How are you asking for help? – Part 2

Yesterday, I shared an email from a job seeker and offered some suggestions how he (you) can improve on responses to requests for assistance. The job seeker’s questions and concerns are common, so I’m sharing what I told him with you. Here’s his original email: “I am currently unemployed and for the past few months […]

Social media: So what’s the point?

Career Collective post: Once a month, a group of career professionals blog on a subject topical and timely for a job seeker. We’ll post our thoughts on our own blog and link to the post of our colleagues on the same topic. This month’s topic: Social media – how to use it in a job […]