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Archive of posts filed under the Networking category.

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 […]

Jobseekers: How are you making connections?

I found this email in my inbox this morning*: Subject: Please contact me if you would like to be my Job Recruiter Greetings Recruiters, My name is John Doe and I am looking for a Sales Manager/Director position in “Some” County, Idaho. Please email me at johndoe4hire@geemail.com or call me at 555-555-5555 Thank you and […]

You don’t know me. You need to help me.

A few weeks ago I received an invitation to connect on LinkedIn. It read: “What advice do you have for me as a teacher who is transitioning into technology? Please connect with me on LinkedIn. Touch a life and make a world of difference. Thank you [name withheld]“ I did not recognize the name. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

The garden and the network

I worked in the yard this past weekend. Truth be told, a well-manicured lawn and perfect landscaping hasn’t been a priority for many years. Combine five dogs and two growing businesses (up until 2009) with country living and no homeowners association to tell me weed whack and it got a little shaggy around the edges. […]

Everything old is new again

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: Things job seekers should keep an eye on in 2011 […]

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 […]

A tale of two networkers

Career Collective post: Once every month or so, 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: “Networking.” Responses from others contributors are linked at […]

We’re all connected somehow …

I was going to title this, “It’s a small world after all”, but then “that song” would be stuck in our heads all day and I didn’t want to do that to us. I’m reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. In it he recounts Stanley Milgram’s small world experiment, the original study about six-degrees of […]