Networking

While being on the job search is a daunting task for most, it’s important to enjoy the process. After all, having a positive attitude can make a world of difference! But how can you maintain a positive attitude during a long, frustrating job search? Good networking!The...

Do you see networking as too complicated, too time-consuming, and too fake? That’s understandable. We’re all way too busy, and we’ve all seen the slimy schmoozer who’s given networking such a bad name—we don’t want to be like that. The problem is that networking really is...

"It’s all about who you know.” You’ve heard this everywhere – from your teachers, your parents, your mentor, and just about anyone else who gives you job advice. As overused as it may be, this old adage is very, very true. But, what if you weren’t born...

Whether you’re the outgoing type who’s not afraid to approach anyone or more timid and shy about speaking to people you don’t know, it’s important to set goals with each networking event you attend. By setting goals, you focus on making quality connections rather than...

While there are some people who enjoy networking and get a lot of energy from interacting with a crowd, many find it intimidating and draining. Traditional networking is not for everyone. However, networking is essential in today’s job market. Luckily for introverts, there are multiple ways...

For too many people, social media is about numbers: The more connections you have, the better your network. But it’s really not that simple. Sure, it’s great to have 1,000 LinkedIn connections, but how many of those people do you really know? How many of...

Does the thought of entering a crowded room filled with strangers make your palms sweat? Networking is a fear many people share. Some would say it’s one of the worst steps of finding a job. However, it's also one of the most valuable ways to get...

Quick Tip: 3 Networking Tips for the Holidays Networking, to many a pejorative, does not have to mean insipid, opportunistic and cheesy elevator pitch conversations. The holidays provide an excellent opportunity to meet new people and develop authentic and mutually beneficial relationships. Three Tips: Think quality not...

Meredith Lavine, Artfulresumes.com: Networking with people who are in or who know others in the area of interest is the first step. Make a list of contacts and a list of libraries you wish to work for and look up those names in professional association and...

Meredith Lavine, Artfulresumes.com: Networking is an acquired skill, which is best improved by practice. Some options to consider are to join professional associations and organizations designed to strengthen soft skills. Consider joining Toastmasters to develop presentation skills. Some organizations, such as The Center for Women and Enterprise (www.cwe.org) in Boston offer networking and marketing workshops.