Connect - Classic Networking
Networking may seem invisible but it's happening 24/7. Volunteering your time will allow you to make new connections with like-minded people and may yield some fruitful relationships. There are also local programs which help activate your career-build... more
Despite the proliferation of information available, at least two-thirds of job seekers still find new jobs by connecting with people in their network. Beginning your job search activities by reaching out to the people you know multiplies the number of ... more
Being able to network with confidence will make an enormous difference in your job search and career.
Luck strikes best when you give it a chance to find you.
You don't need to attend large networking events to make connections.
You never know when one of your contacts might discover a job opportunity that's perfect for you.
Many job seekers see networking as a lot of work, but it doesn't have to be.
Networking doesn't have to be a horrible thing job seekers must do in order to get hired. Try a more personal approach.
When networking, job seekers must build relationships, not just create a Rolodex of strangers.
The new year brings new opportunities to connect to others.
No matter who you are, sometimes you just don't feel like networking.
There is no script to follow when you attend networking events.
When the word networking is used in today's job search, most immediately think of social media. However, to be successful, job seekers must also use face-to-face interaction
Most job seekers are plagued by the question of what to say to someone that you feel is a source of information for you in your job search.
With the holidays fast approaching, you will probably find yourself around more people than usual. Why not use this to your advantage in your job search?
When you're looking for a job, you need to reach out to everyone you know.
Understanding your environment will help you find things to talk about when networking.
Most people are uncomfortable in networking situations because they don't know how to engage others in meaningful conversations.
When networking, make sure you are prepared so that if opportunity knocks, you're ready to answer.
Although job seekers know they must network, they are confused about how to do it.
When you are asking those you know for business contacts, remember that they are evaluating you in a business context, not a personal one, by considering how you will represent them.
In today's job market, having a strong network is critical to your professional survival.
Professional networking can help you build your career, particularly when you are looking for a new job.
Most people are intimidated by just walking up to a stranger and starting a conversation, even if they are great communicators.
Although we think we know everything about networking, very few of us do it right.
Do you attend networking events only to come home feeling like you've accomplished nothing?
Whether you like it or not, networking is a must when looking for a job.
If email has become the primary way we contact people, then why do so many people write terrible emails?
If you are networking and people are asking you for your resume, you are doing it all wrong!
Some people are fortunate to have a natural ability to network, some have to work at it, and some only think they do.
Networking is a crucial step in the job search process because the best jobs are usually filled by people who are referred by friends or colleagues.
In today's job market, job seekers can network both off- and online.
Job clubs have been around forever, and many members say their membership is the key factor in their success.
How does a proactive job seeker get noticed when the majority of positions never get advertised?
If you’re spending all of your time pushing out resumes to apply for positions, you’re missing a crucial piece of a successful job hunter’s strategy...referrals.
One of the most overlooked job search steps is ignoring what people who don't know you think of you.
Attending a networking event alone can feel like going to a party at a stranger's house, making you feel shy and jittery.
When you walk through the doors of a career fair, you'll be walking into a sea of other candidates just like you that are looking for that perfect job.
Before heading out to that job fair to land your perfect job, make sure you are prepared.
Learn how to find the right networking opportunities, how to make a great impression once you’re there, and how to make sure all your hard networking work pays off.
After you attend a networking event, what are you supposed to do with all of the contact information you compiled?
Business cards are a great way to introduce yourself to potential employers or clients. But did you know there are things you can do to make your business card, and therefore you, more memorable?
When attending a networking event, knowing how to "work the room" can make a big difference in your success at the event.
Networking is not about how many resumes or business cards you hand out, but how you establish rapport and build a relationship that can lead to opportunities.
Follow these tips to turn your not-working into effective networking.
Looking for a way to connect with job contacts? Well, here it is...Happy Holidays!
With all of the socializing that happens during the holiday season, there's a good chance you'll meet a few people you'll want to stay in touch with.
Talking to people about their work is one of the best ways to get accurate information about what a career is like.
When it comes to asking for advice, you might be among the many insight-seekers who are going about it the WRONG way.
Networking may sound intimidating, but it can be rewarding and fun, even if you’re shy or feel like you don’t know many people.
Whether you want to start your own business or simply need more confidence to land that promotion, you will need to make great connections with people. Here are some ways to gain confidence when it comes to networking.
While you've put in your time networking with people who may be able to help you find a job, you may have overlooked one key way to get an inside push in the right direction: an employee referral program.
There’s an etiquette to using a business card when networking. Don’t mess it up!
There is some truth to the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That's not a bad thing -- you already have a professional network in place: the people you have worked with in the past. Everyone starts somewhere and getting started is ... more
Read about 3 subtle - but effective - ways to get in front of someone you admire.
Friend me, follow me, invite me, connect with me, Google me, email me, text me. Talk to me?
Whether you’re a reluctant networker or someone who wants to improve your connection skills, here are tips to counter all your resistance points, enabling you to find the opportunity with anyone anytime and anywhere.
Any expert will tell you that networking is one of the best ways to advance your career, and networks are for virtually every group. Read about how to use your network successfully.
With all of the socializing that happens during the holiday season there's a good chance you'll meet a few people you'll want to stay in touch with.
Check out these 6 great networking tips for your job search. Remember: Keep active and engaged.
Not convinced that social network tools lead to jobs? Read this.
Not convinced that social network tools lead to jobs? Read this.
When looking for a job, you need to be able to network effectively. Review these tips on how NOT to network.
The networking process doesn't have to be traumatic. Use these commandments to help you network your way through your next networking event.
Tips and suggestions for getting the most out of participating in a career fair.
Building a supportive network is especially important after suffering a career setback. This article lays out nine steps toward regrouping and warns against common pitfalls in finding productive associations.
Job Fairs can be good ways to market yourself, as long as you know the ropes.
How to develop contacts and network to find a job. From About.com
Social Networking explained
Notice the statistics on how people found jobs
Networking tools to Get Your Next Great Job
Includes networking information, from CareerOneStop.org
Stephen Covey - Video 3:08
Even if you aren’t particularly outgoing, making contacts is important.
You walk into a job fair and don’t see a single familiar face. You know you need to jump in, meet new people, and make connections that can help you find work, but approachin... more
Effective Job Search Networking
From Quintessential Careers, lots of resources
Social fears can be obstacles to the surest paths to finding work
If you are unemployed, the surest way to land a job is by getting out of the house and meeting people. A 2002 poll conducted by recruiting firm BH Careers International and reported... more
It will help you in both business and social situations.
When you meet a new person, do you have a difficult time remembering his or her name?
Plenty of people do. (I’m one of them!) It can make for an embarrassing situation when you see that... more
Which contact should I see first - Video 2:11
Help each other find that new job
Fom the informative Rileyguide
Avoid career networking mistakes
Three-fourths of all available jobs are unadvertised
Nice series from ChicagoJobResource.com
Tips for Landing the Perfect Job - Video 2:18
Why Network to Find Your Next Job - Video 4:00