Do you speak “Millennial”? Taco Bell does. Or at least, the company hopes it’s become fluent in the language of its biggest fan base. The Associated Press has previously reported that Taco Bell execs feature a “Millennial Word of the Week” at their headquarters in Irvine,...Read more
When it comes to your career, everyone needs advice. But it’s not always easy to find honest people who will challenge you, help you and are willing to share their secret wisdom, skills, and expertise with you. In fact, PwC’s 2015 Global CEO Survey found 73 percent of CEOs said job candidates not possessing desired skills is...Read more
Down with hours long networking events and conferences. Long live speed networking.In our fast-paced world, efficiency and clarity are prized qualities. It's not much different in the networking world. In fact, efficient networking can help build stronger, more nuanced, longer lasting connections. Here are three tactics for leveraging networking techniques that take less time...
Most of us get as excited about networking as we do about a root canal. But the thing is, it's a pretty big deal.There’s a not-so-secret secret to job hunting that a lot of people like to ignore: when it comes to your career, “pull” is just as important, if not more important, than...
I go to a lot of coffee dates. I mean a lot. And I live in Seattle, so that's saying something. In fact, I say yes to everyone who asks me to coffee. Usually they want jobs. Often they want connections. Frequently they want ideas. But sometimes, they just need someone to listen. Looking for a job is hard...Read more
Whether you’re looking for a new job, or seeking business opportunities, networking events are a great way to create contacts in the industry. There’s no use in attending an event if all you do is spend your time checking out the array of refreshments on offer, without actually speaking to anyone. In order to make it worth your...Read more
If you are a job seeker, it pays to look for more than one route to land your job. If you’re lucky and if you’re a perfect match, applying online directly may be the only thing you ever need to do. On the other hand, if you’re stretching to a new role that’s slightly beyond...Read more
These common blunders ruin the experience for both you and your potential contacts.There is a right way and a wrong way to network. If you are one of those people who hate to network and view it as phony or pretentious, then you are doing it all wrong....
For the fourth year in a row, in response to my annual LinkedIn user survey, the top rated LinkedIn feature is Who’s Viewed Your Profile (aka “Who’s stalking you?”) Over 71% of the respondents gave this feature a thumbs up. But are you taking full advantage? You can access this LinkedIn feature in the middle right of...Read more
The idea of networking used to produce a physical reaction in me, similar to riding a roller coaster: sweaty palms, nervous chatter, and a slightly queasy stomach. Unless you’re a regular performer, no one relishes the idea of planting yourself in a room full of strangers and attempting to be charming—especially when your livelihood is involved! Despite...Read more