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Networking
Imagine yourself at a cocktail party with your wife/partner/husband. People are mingling actively. Talking and moving on to different people after a few minutes. Someone walks over to the two of you and says they are friends of the host. You nod and ask a few polite questions. “How do you know our host?” “What...
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Imagine yourself at a cocktail party with your wife/partner/husband. People are mingling actively. Talking and moving on to different people after a few minutes. Someone walks over to the two of you and says they are friends of the host. You nod and ask a few polite questions. “How do you know our host?” “What...
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Everyone knows that job networking is the primary way that people find a job. The statistics I have seen for years is that 20-25% are filled by recruiters, 6% by job boards and the rest are filled by networking. But that begs the question, who should you network with? Who should you speak with in...
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I was speaking with a senior professional with a large consulting firm on Friday afternoon. He had a big job helping to build a new practice and had decided to change jobs because he was was not partner, would not get credit or recognition for what he did or any of the recognition that comes...
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As I write this, I am connected to over 10000 (now over 14500) people directly on LinkedIn. I have many thousand people who receive job descriptions from me, another 7000 who receive my ezine every week, several thousand more who receive 60 days of periodic job search tips from me plus almost 200000 people in...
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If published statistics are accurate, employment agencies and search firms fill about 20% of all jobs in the US. Job boards fill anywhere between 2% and 8%. So how do the others get filled? Networking consistently fills more jobs than any other method. Yet people often don’t know how to network well or only act...
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Things have conspired this week to bring me this article. Last week, I spoke with two clients who landed new roles based upon their network. Then I received my copy of Businessweek and read a story about how grads find jobs primarily through their networks. Most people tend to think of their network in the...
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