Professional networking isn't for amateurs. Or the faint of heart. In fact, if mismanaged, your professional networking efforts may actually hinder, rather than advance, your career. People are often unaware that they are making job search networking mistakes and that's assuming they even know such mistakes are possible. You can engage in various levels of
The holidays will be here before you know it, and that means gatherings, parties, and more social events. If you’re looking to engage in job networking, you may think that this is not the time to start – but that’s not true! With the combination of being around people you know now and those you
There are many skills that you need to land that next job – education, experience, attitude, gumption. With the advent of social and business networking sites and online professional associations, it’s important to spend time on another increasingly crucial skill – networking. Not that networking skills haven’t been important before, but online networking can make
Social media. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and over 400 other recognized social media sites have helped to create a smaller world than ever before. While concerns grow over privacy rights and whether etiquette and ethics can keep pace with this constantly evolving milieu, there is no question that social media is a pervasive in our daily
// // Though 50% of my current sales are generated from referrals (generally, from past clients) and repeat clients, one of my primary business goals always involves increasing the percentage of new business generated through word-of-mouth sources. I've read and studied a number of books on this subject and on developing a referral marketing strategy.