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....
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
1. Make your Profile complete and robust, adding your accomplishments.If you have just a basic profile without much information, you are likely dooming yourself to oblivion. Make certain that you go above and beyond just listing your current and past employers and roles to include relevant accomplishments. Then flesh out your profile to include up...
Everyone wants to be referred to a company. But how do you get a referral without making it seem like you are asking for a handout? One great way to get a referral into a company is look at your LinkedIn Network and see who currently works for that company. If you have a friend...Read more
When you think of networking, you probably think of networking in the traditional sense--in person, one-on-one. Online networking is helpful too! One of the easiest ways to get started with online networking is to build up your LinkedIn profile so people can find you and you can make new connections. Follow this LinkedIn Beginner's...Read more