Avoid Becoming A Stalker and Other Useful Networking Tips

A client is using LinkedIn for her online networking, and she is doing a lot of in-person networking as well. She says she is having a “heck of a time” keeping track of all the people she is networking with and hoping to network with. She also wants to be sure she is following up without bugging them, especially when they haven’t responded to her initial outreach. Does this sound familiar? Are you feeling overwhelmed by…

Yes, Absolutely, Get On LinkedIn

Yesterday, two different clients asked me if they should get on LinkedIn. My answer, of course, was, “Yes, absolutely.” I’m a big believer in using LinkedIn to do research and stay in touch in a soft way with your network. It’s also a huge resource for recruiters these days. Many of my clients report having been contacted by recruiters as a result of their profile on LinkedIn. I guess this isn’t surprising since LinkedIn claims that more than 40% of the Fortune 500 are using the site as their primary recruiting resource. Shared these useful resources with my clients – thought they’d help you too in case…

LinkedIn: The World’s Largest Professional Network

LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world. The site has over 75 million members in over 200 countries. If you are one of the few people NOT on LinkedIn but want to know more (or maybe you’re new to LinkedIn and want to learn more about its features), you can take a free webinar through their site. When you mosey over to the Learning Center, you’ll notice the section on the left hand column called…

Know Your Value, Get Hired: 3 Essential Ingredients for Job Search Success

1st: Research yourself. If you’re preparing for an interview, you spend time researching the company. You will look at LinkedIn and Google to find info on the person who’s interviewing you, you will look at Yahoo Finance to find out the company’s financials, etc. This is great to do, and, of course, you should do this, but before you even put yourself out there for the interview process, you need to know a few very important things about yourself first…