It’s not who you know, it’s who will help you that counts.
New networking techniques triple effectiveness
I have tripled the effectiveness of my network in the last week. I have gotten more referrals than I have been able to process. Here are the basics:
Yesterday I wrote about Nebraskan networking. Key points are:
Before computers, 196 people in Nebraska were sent a package and asked to forward it to anyone who might be able get it closer to a named stockbroker living near Boston. All they had was a name, an occupation, and a very general location. Milgram, a researcher, assumed: 1. Nebraskans […]
Why won’t they hire you? Do desperate employers resist hiring anyone? Do they resist change? Or is it something else they resist?
Would you like to win a million dollars tax free? But isn’t that a change?
If Oprah gave you a new car and money to pay the taxes on it, how hard would […]
Certifications can definitely get you a job interview. They can also get you laughed at. BS, MBA and PhD are all certifications. So are CPA, CISSP, MCSE, MCAD, MCST, CNE and CPC.
The most amazing certification chameleon has been MCSE-Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. At first it was a sure key to a quick job and […]
Even a fox can get a job guarding a henhouse if he has good enough references.
Internet job boards fill 25% of jobs, recruiters fill 16%, and referrals fill 27% of jobs according to one survey. So where do you want to concentrate your job hunting time?
But there are so many jobs on Indeed, […]
Good manners soothe people in a potentially bad situation. In a positive situation good manners make everyone involved even more pleased. Manners are society’s way of helping people cope with each other.
Here are some situations and how to deal with them:
I really want this job: At the end of the interview say, “This […]
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 […]