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The 12 Posts of Christmas (#10: Reach Networking App)

Item #10: Reach Networking App (http://thereachapp.com) While I’m not sure of too many things in life, I am sure of one thing.  For those of you who take 83 seconds to watch the introductory video you’ll find here describing the new Reach mobile networking application, you’re either going to 1) think it’s the coolest thing […]

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7 Tips for Increasing Your “Coachability” Quotient

When it comes to making a career change or tracking down a new employment opportunity, you’ll find most people concentrating on scouring the web, tuning up their resume, and attending lots of haphazard networking meetings in the hopes of turning up viable leads. Honestly, though, there’s an even simpler concept that might make an even […]

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Networking Strategy, Continued…

In response to the article I posted the other day entitled 5 Tips for Acing a Networking Event, I received several nice notes from individuals who found my suggestions helpful — and said they’d take them to heart as they continue their own networking activities, both personally and professionally. One individual, however, went the extra […]

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5 Tips for Acing a Networking Event

Given that I’ve got a sizable networking event coming up, outlined here, I was giving some thought to a set of tips I could share with the people coming to help them get the most possible mileage out of this meeting — especially since I know a lot of my clients, like me, aren’t entirely […]

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Notes on the Networking Scene

While I’ve been waiting for a “unified theme” to emerge that would allow me to elegantly tie a bunch of my random observations together related to networking , I’m afraid one has eluded me for weeks.  So the heck with it.  Let me just dump a collection of observations on the table for consideration… •  […]

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The Horrible, Wonderful Truth About Social Media

While I’ve always considered myself reasonably up to speed in terms of technology, I’ll confess I can no longer keep up with the constant onslaught of new tools, apps, and messaging systems.  And if you’re able to do this, yourself, my hat’s off to you. For example, a friend of mine recently asked if I […]

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5 Tips for Resuscitating Old Relationships

If you’re a professional who has suddenly found yourself on the hunt for a new job, after years of stable employment, there’s a good chance that a major realization is going to hit you at some point.  When you discover just how many jobs have gone “underground” in today’s market, and how instrumental personal relationships […]

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The Seattle Freeze: Additional Perspectives

Earlier this summer, I attended a conference on social media where the speaker emphasized that any good blog these days needs to “make fart noises” every once in a while — and that a little controversy, here and there, was a great way to engage one’s readership. Unlike many bloggers, I’m not all that willing […]

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The 5 Core Competencies of Self-Promotion

When it comes to ensuring ongoing career success, the operative word is marketability. Marketability, not talent alone, is what is separating the big winners from the big losers in today’s world of work.  And along these lines, I’ve been espousing an equation for years that will likely bore the dickens out of most people, but […]

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Networking Nuances & Feisty Debate

In perusing one of my favorite career blogs the other day, Job Search Jedi, I stumbled across what I thought was a pretty interesting discussion about networking. A woman named Therese Schwenkler, a career adviser and author of another excellent (albeit irreverent) blog called The Unlost, had submitted an article to the JSJ blog entitled […]

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