Nervous about Networking?

Today’s job market requires you to think more creatively about your job search strategies.  Gone are the days when employees had two or three offers sitting on the table to evaluate. It is an employers market and they have the upper-hand when it comes to recruiting talent. Today, plenty of people looking for work, but…

Attain Goals

Congratulations on making a successful career transition. You probably experienced many road bumps along the way, question yourself about the new direction countless times and summoned up lots of motivation and discipline to keep going. Now, it is time to celebrate your achievements and plan for success in your new role. Overview This section provides…

Generating Opportunity: External

The same process that you apply to generating internal opportunities applies to generating external opportunities. In both cases, you must be careful not to violate any moral or ethical guidelines such that you might be seen as betraying your manager, co-workers, organization, or company. With external opportunities, your most likely source of opportunities will be…

Generating Opportunity: Internal

This section refers to those career opportunities generated internally within an organization. If you are leaving your company/career to enter another, then skip to the next section. The activities recommended in this section will help you to create a network within your own company/organization. You now know people in different organizations and they know you.…

Generating Opportunity

Overview One of the reasons so many people find themselves in situations “beyond their control” is that they take a passive approach to their professional lives and careers. If you are lucky, as few are, then the opportunities for advancement or change will come your way just when you want them. Unfortunately, that is not…

Resources for Networking

Business Card A business card that includes your full contact information is a useful and subtle tool. Make a judgment as to whether your work or personal email is best. Include a statement under your name that summarizes your qualifications better than your current title does, if you have one. For instance, “CFO with 20…

Networking Groups

There are several essential ways to grow your network: Meeting people one-on-one Attending networking group meetings Asking friends, family, and colleagues to make introductions Meeting People One-On-One While this may sound obvious, it is not. From now on, everywhere you go, you will be keeping your eyes open and your ears tuned. You never know…