The most spectacular networking I have ever seen was done by an out of work international executive. It took incredible guts and an unswerving belief in his mission.
He was a multilingual Canadian who had hired and fired a lot of people in his career. He did something very simple, he started a job hunting [...]
The best attempt to date at business computer networking is www.linkedin.com . So I am going to point out what is obvious to some people.
You’ll be asked for the standard personal information. You can also put in a lot more information about yourself. You can choose the level of information you allow out.
There are 6 billion people. If you passionately care about something, someone else will too. Find them and you have a network.
This is either a metaphor or a call to action. You can either use the idea of blogs to create a non-computer network, or you can start your own blog.
Personal networks are [...]
Networking with scissors and screen prints – for jobs
Your best introduction can be made with scissors or a screen print.
Decide which people you want to network with. Let’s say program managers. Look in websites, newspapers, trade publications, and business magazines for any mention of any program manager who might hire you, or know [...]
The absolute easiest job search networking tool is one of the least used.
To network, you have to communicate. To communicate comfortably you have to have a reason. The most overlooked reason is to say, “Thank you.”
Do you think this is too easy? Do too many people do it? When was the last time [...]
You may get a job by thorough persistence. Don’t be pestilential and persistent, be pleasant, nice and thoroughly persistent. Let me demonstrate.
My daughter Merrilee has Down Syndrome. Her IQ is 43. She has a lot of advantages over job seekers with down syndrome. Job seekers with down syndrome accept what happens to them fatalistically. [...]
Giving away 30 seconds to get a job may seem like a no-brainer. The trouble is that few people do it. You have to think about it. Here is how it works.
One college fundraising drive was also an experiment. The fundraisers went into the dormitory common area where there were students. Half the [...]
Do you know how hard it is to get an administrative job with a symphony orchestra?
A symphony administrator told me how to do it. A woman called him and asked for a job. He said, “I can’t hire you, there is no budget.”
That’s not the end of the story. She said, “I’ll work [...]
Do you want to be known as the person who can solve any problem?
Then go to where people with problems are: online. I assume you are an expert at your profession. Go online and find an online forum where you can contribute. You can ask your co-workers and teachers what online forums they suggest. [...]
I know you will not invite to lunch most of the people you see every day. I know that. So now, how do you network with them?
At the office lunchroom, at church, at association meetings, before and after business meetings, at classes, waiting for the bus, at technology events, business fairs and anywhere else [...]