Category Archives: networking

You’re Fired! What Now?

I hate to sound like Donald Trump, but what happens if you get fired? or laid off? or downsized? Whatever term you use doesn’t matter. The thing is that come Monday, you have nowhere to go and you feel angry, guilty, puzzled, confused, and a hundred other feelings. You’re panicking because suddenly, it’s not business …

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Posted in Communication Skills, networking, Personal Branding, resume |

Add These Two Qualities to Improve Results

The tides of time are changing, and recent communications reflect the reality. People employed are seriously considering going out on their own, and those who once enjoyed being self-employed are now re-thinking the cumbersome effort. Stress and sleepless nights seem to be affecting many. Unfortunately, the lack of sleep adds to the burden, and worse …

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Posted in career, career strategies, Elinor Stutz, entrepreneurship, Getting Ahead, leadership, networking, Success Strategies |

Six Steps Out of In-Transition

Losing your job can happen instantly, or you might be told ahead of time because the company is restructuring, moving out of town, or the like. Regardless of the circumstances, it is vital to attempt to quickly regain equilibrium and find another suitable position—fast. Typically, though, your reaction to the new situation is not logical …

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Posted in Communication, marketing, networking, Personal Branding, Prepare |

The Importance of Networking for Small Business Leaders

Two cheerful business people drinking champagne and talking while other people communicating in the background

Looking for an inexpensive, efficient way to increase awareness of your small business? Upping networking efforts could be the answer. While this activity might not be anyone’s favorite, its importance cannot be denied. Word-of-mouth builds your brand among business peers, potential clients, prospective employees, and the community at large. Additionally, developing a network of professionals to reach out to for advice and support can be a lifesaver for a small business owner when confronted with new challenges.

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Posted in networking, professional networking, Small Business |

Using Your Network in a Job Search

Networking is not a dirty word.

Networking is something you should be doing all the time.

As noted in this previous post … Growing your Network is your Job

Since it’s your job … or at least part of it … you should feel comfortable and confident using it when you are making a change …

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Posted in Career Development, Growing your Network is your Job, Job Search, networking, Personal Branding, Success Strategies |

Ways to Use Holiday Season to Your Advantage

You can always develop your career if you really want and believe it or not holidays are perfect for it. During holiday season, it is easier to get in touch with people because you have a perfectly valid reason for it.  Therefore, it is up to you to use this excuse and advance your career. …

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Posted in advance your career, Career Development, holiday parties, Holiday season, networking, people, Personal Branding, Success Strategies |

Solidify Your Brand with Connections and Referrals

As a small business owner, solopreneur or freelancer, competitors abound as many businesses and individuals offer the same services or products you are offering. Providing value added services or products is not enough to stand out and get people connected to you. It takes a powerful personal and business brand to provide the proof of …

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Posted in appreciate them, customers, Listen, networking, offer, Personal Branding, Personalize |

Five Points for Thinking Handy

Build your soft skills by building things.

Building things build skills

Whether you are building a spreadsheet or a tiny house.

Building things builds skills.

Do you remember how it felt to create something, finish it, look at it and enjoy it?

Are you handy?

Seventeen years ago this week I lost my dad. One …

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Posted in Building, Career Development, Giving Back, Habitat for Humanity, networking, Sawhorse Revolution, tools, volunteering, YMCA |

You’ve Got 3 Minutes. What Will You Say?

Everything cannot be boiled down to 3 minute increments.

Nor should they be..

However, there are times when that’s all the time you have. Sometimes you have even less. Perhaps as little as 8 seconds. (Have I already lost you?)

Do you need the full three minutes?

For the sake of argument let’s just say …

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Posted in 7 Habits, Career Development, Goldfish, Habits, networking, people, Personal Branding, Stephen Covey, Success Strategies |

Small Business Networking Strengthens Your Personal Brand

Ideally, every business can only survive when there are people, and one’s net gain depends on his network. No wonder the economics analysts maintain that connecting/networking is one of the most important business, and life skill sets you will ever learn. Studies have shown that a greater percentage of people found their job through personal …

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Posted in Mistakes to avoid when building your network, networking, Personal Branding, SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR BUSINESS |