Category Archives: Networking

5 Proven Ways to Network with Alumni on LinkedIn


The university I attended was large, but a few years removed from college I still feel a common bond and sense of purpose whenever I meet a fellow alum.

For students and grads, those alumni connections provide even more value: alumni connections are an important resource that will accelerate your networking, learning and career opportunities:   

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8 Reasons Your Network Isn’t Growing Quickly Enough

Networking Fail

No doubt: networking is one of your best job search and career building tools.

But for job seekers who aren’t networking pros, the whole thing can feel pretty scary. After all, there are lots of ways to screw up relationships of any kind – especially the professional variety. Particularly vulnerable to failure: those new contacts we meet at meet-ups, events, conferences, and even on airplanes and at Starbucks…   

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New to Networking? THIS is How It’s Done!

Networking Done Right

\By now, you know that networking is the only real way into your dream job.

But are you doing it right?

Last week I experienced the ultimate networking experience… let’s say hello to “Ginny”…   

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10 Ways to Engage Your Personal Network During a Job Search

Business Success Formula

Quite some time ago, on my marketing blog called Fix, Build And Drive, I shared the math equation you see to the right. I referred to it as the “formula for growing, and leveraging, a professional network.”

Contributed by some of my favorite guest bloggers, here are 12 powerful ways to engage your personal network during a job search – so that they will engage (or re-engage) with you, and start helping…   

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Trust: The One Thing Even More Important than Experience

Trust More Important Than Experience

There’s one thing that matters more than your experience – do you know what it is?

Now, it may seem counter-intuitive to focus on something instead of your experience – after all, isn’t that what your linkedin profile is all about?   

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A Networker’s Nightmare: “Give Me a Reason to Connect!”


I am a recruiter. I work for a highly recognizable organization. I am well connected. I know people who know people. That is why you reached out to me, right?

Well… maybe not…   

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