Tomorrow, I join a friend at his 3rd monthly networking event. The concept? An invite only networking function, hosted by him. This is a great idea to kick-up your job search or personal branding efforts.Who is coming? Repeat guests and new ones – people he has added to his network since his last event. At […]
First, by way of background, I have been in and around the recruitment industry since 1993. With over 200 executive search assignments under my belt and the fact that every single career opportunity I have had has been relationship-driven as opposed to ad-driven, I have a deep appreciation for the power of the network. The […]
I haven’t done this before, but I may start sharing client successes… Just heard from one of my clients yesterday. She has just landed her dream job – one created specifically for her as a result of her networking efforts, and supported by our coaching work together. A great example of the power of networking. […]
There is a growing and disturbing trend among US and Canadian companies to implement a policy of work confirmation-only references. In other words, their policy is to confirm employment, and that’s all. This is a major career management hurdle for all of us. We all deserve references for work well done. They are, in effect, […]
Heath Row at the Fast Company Blog picks up the torch on the ongoing issue of references and the increasing reluctance of employers to provide them. If the subject interests you, read my recent post…A Brief Guide to Personal References. Legal issues, or not, you must earn, nurture, and call upon your references as you […]
As part of the consulting I do, I have occasion to do or commission personal reference checking on candidates. In the last several months, I have run into a number of situations any job seeker should try to avoid.
Networking well is an art. I’ve written about networking tips here. I came across an insightful piece from Venture Blog that is worth a read if your future depends on building relationships with well placed people (which is pretty much everyone!!!). Practical Networking: Make Your Own Luck
Almost all of the good things that have happened to me in my life were a result of managing and cultivating relationships. Most people get jobs through people they know. Opportunities are usually created through networks. However, many people make the mistake of focusing on quantity rather than quality when they network. They think that […]