Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

Networking Online Posted on
August 11, 2016 by

5 Ways to Discipline + Network Online

The word networking conjures up so many thoughts and words. What do you want on or off-line networking to do for you? How do you want to be perceived on the different networking mediums. Does this matter that much to you or are you a mild observer or a light or non-participant on Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

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Rethinking LinkedIN Posted on
July 18, 2016 by

3 Ways to Change Conventional LinkedIn Thinking

Conventional career coaching wisdom, advice columns and more seem to agree. The mindset for most professionals and many people advising folks who are in career transition is the more you do on LinkedIn the better. Just like most cliches that mindset contains some truth and it seems okay and kind of mild. This thought process […]

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Negotiation is a Brain Game Posted on
May 17, 2016 by

Negotiation is a Brain Game

Cheshire Parker Schneider and Bryan’s family law lawyer Jenny Bradley shared insights on mediation, negotiation techniques and working with high conflict people at the CareerPro Inc. Executive meeting. Bradley: “The human brain has three ‘layers’; a reptile brain, an Inside Out brain, a primate brain.” Citing her core education and training in psychology, each brain […]

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Connect with the Right Staffing Firm Posted on
August 13, 2015 by

How to Connect with a Staffing Firm

Working with staffing companies, recruiters (both third party and company/organizational) can be intimidating. In a recent interview and discussion with one of our longtime networking friends I found some notes I thought would be helpful to our readers. Jeff Raxlin serves in an executive role with a leading recruiting company in North Carolina, Kelaca, and I posed a number of challenging questions to to find out some of what I call the insider secrets to networking with and building a relationship with recruiters. What you will see focus on Mr. Raxlin’s thoughts and my notes and thoughts on this issue of staffing and recruiter communications.

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Energize-Your-Job-Search-Thumb Posted on
August 01, 2015 by

Behaviors to Energize a Stalled Job Search

A local news anchor and reporter recently asked me about these issues and it inspired these thoughts:

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Best Jobs in the Triangle Posted on
January 12, 2015 by

Take Ownership of Your Career

Everyone’s career comes in different shapes and patters according to their own work life goals. Variables come in to play at different stages. How would you categorize your career today and as you look into the near future? Are you actively looking for a job without a current job? Are you keeping an eye open […]

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lewh-22 Posted on
May 07, 2012 by

The Highwire Act – Networking Into an Interview

Doing something you don’t like to do but doing it anyway can be a critical part of networking. Professional networking often requires a bit of a high wire act for most people. “I know how to market others or market things,” said one of my executive search clients recently. “But don’t ask me to market […]

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tiolb-01 Posted on
March 20, 2012 by

How LinkedIn Is Building A Talent Economy (and Why You Need to Build Yours)

Just last week I helped author, edit and develop a new Linked In biography for a client. Within 24 hours he lined up two phone screen interviews and is already into a third, in person interview with one company. Not all career services clients get those kind of results but the fact is recruiting has […]

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hunting Posted on
July 26, 2011 by

How to Hunt in the Pack

A colleague of mine, Susan Whitcomb, raised an excellent question on Linked In about job search and it inspired me to think about a team approach in this area. During the most difficult period of search in at least the last 10 years I responded to her post and question with some ideas of my own and that have worked for my clients. Here is a primer of that discussion and some ideas for you if you want to hunt or use some the tactics of the pack or a team approach.

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stafaawsdr-06 Posted on
April 29, 2011 by

De-Clutter Your Work Life

What are some of the toughest things any executive or serious careerist battles in career transition? To find some answers I reached out to Jeff Davidson of Jeff Davidson who is “The Work-Life Balance Expert and has written 56 mainstream books. I wanted to talk to Jeff. His partial creds? He’s considered a key authority on time management, making nearly 800 presentations since 1985 to clients such as IBM, American Express, Lufthansa, Swissotel, Re/Max, USAA, Worthington Steel, and the World Bank. He has authored 60 books including “Breathing Space,” and the recent Amazon highly rated “Simpler Living.”

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