Becoming A Better Writer with Jeff Davidson

Linda Reyes

Becoming A Better Writer with Jeff Davidson Effective writing is not as arduous as you might presume. Learn from a veteran author of 65 books how to make the written word your friend. This discussion will help you with a variety of strategies for efficiently and effectively reaching your goals with our CareerPro Inc. advisory board member Jeff Davidson, The …

Organizing Your Executive Job Search with Sterling Fulton

Linda Reyes

Organizing Your Executive Job Search with Sterling Fulton Come listen to author, trainer and teacher – our very own in Sterling Fulton! Sterling Fulton, MHA – works at the University of North Carolina as a Social Researcher and Evaluator and is on the faculty at the UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program. She knows the secret to getting communities to …

How To Avoid A Social Media Faux Pas That May Damage Your Job Hunt

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

There’s no denying that social media plays a role in today’s job search process. Networking sites such as LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and even Facebook allow for both potential employers and job candidates to research one another. For candidates, these sites provide the perfect opportunities to read up on job opportunities and the interests, brands and stories tied to specific companies. …

Volunteer Networking As A Career Tactic with Alyson Stoffer

Linda Reyes

Alyson will lead a discussion on not only supporting great organizations like the Tammy Lynn Center but how volunteering is a sound career tactic! Alyson Stoffer [not like the Lasagna] has 10 years experience in philanthropy. She is the Development Officer at Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities where she is stewarding, activating, and elevating donor support and gearing up …

Connect with the Right Staffing Firm

How to Connect with a Staffing Firm

CareerPro Inc. Blogging, Corporate Services, Talent Acquisition

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.

Networking Your Value Proposition

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services

In the last year of market ups and downs and general upheaval in the employment market I have noticed a few interesting trends. Focusing on networking I have noticed that many executives are:
1. Willing to network and reach out more than ever. This is a positive trend and it shows me that executives do not feel that what they have is guaranteed and that they have to get outside of their comfort zone to reach out and grow.
2. Working to network even if they are employed. Again, executives who are employed now have shown more interest in networking for their longterm career (this may have to do with the feeling that no one feels secure. They are now getting outside of their comfort zone to create new relationships and are often more open about those who are reaching out to them.
3. Networking by trial and error if they are unemployed. This is a generally negative sign. It shows that executives in transition may be confident in their skill set but when forced to network for extended periods can become stagnant and repeat mistakes.

Veteran’s Edge Conference – Photo Gallery from Early in the Day

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services, Military Transition

Thanks to all my fellow panel members and clients who gave up their time to participate in this discussion. It was really nice to listen, participate and meet everyone. Our Networking for Success panel included Jay Drake, Art Burke, Alicia Keisler and a lot of others who asked great questions.  All the military folks who were there benefitted. It was …

Employee Referrals – Approach This Networking Tactic with Care

JohnOConnor Blogging, Corporate Services, Talent Acquisition, Talent Transition

One of the most overlooked aspects of networking are employee referrals. Sadly, many eager networkers who are in career transition don’t take time to build the relationships needed to secure a positive referral from a friend, a former colleague or even a new relationship. Handle this networking approach with care.