Category Archives: Networking

Hate Networking? Call It Something Else.

While true networking is about generosity, the term has a sleazy connotation for some people. Many job seekers feel it’s all about “hitting someone up for something.” They may have even been aggressively approached for a favor and vowed never … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning for 2014 – Connecting

Many professionals are getting a jump start on 2014 by starting their planning now, in December. Professional development, income growth, and a renewed sense of purpose are all part of a strong start to what could be one of the … Continue reading

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Use Twitter to Find Your Next Job

Twitter gives you as a jobseeker the opportunity to get directly connected with recruiters, HR Representatives, and hiring managers in a simple way. Here are five steps for using Twitter to find your next job. Clean Up Your Profile. Many … Continue reading

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No Time For Career Management? 10 Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes

Ongoing career management – even when you’re happily employed – can go a long way towards advancement and security. But who has the time? On top of working a full day, we all have other things on our plate. The … Continue reading

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Speak to Success

I will be speaking in September to a group of fellow résumé writers, and as I prepare I have been thinking about my own clients. So many are experts in their field! Yet they are reluctant to see themselves as … Continue reading

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Q&A: How to Find a Job in an Association When There Aren’t Any in Your Area

My friend (and editor of “I Want to Work in an Association – Now What???”) Jason Alba recently passed the following question on to me: “I’m an association executive looking for work in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Uncover Hidden Jobs

Recently, I heard someone say that the hidden job market IS the job market, and it’s true. There are more jobs available than are ever advertised! There are countless reasons why, but many employers start unofficially scoping out talent long … Continue reading

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Find Career Mentors – Today!

When thinking of the word “mentor” most of us picture a one-on-one relationship. Usually, many of us see this person as guiding us throughout our careers, giving us advice, and meeting with us regularly. While all that can – and … Continue reading

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Q&A: Working in an Association – HR’s Perspective

When it comes to salary, benefits, and getting hired, people in Human Resources are a wealth of information. Recently, I contacted Joy Lynn Hyer, SPHR, to get her insights on these topics. Joy Lynn is Compensation/Survey Analyst for the Management … Continue reading

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Increase your Knowledge and Broaden your Network by Attending Industry-Specific Conferences

Later this month I’m heading to Charleston, South Carolina, to attend The National Resume Writers’ Association annual conference.  My motivation for attending is two-fold; not only do I get to sharpen my skills, I get to network with colleagues and … Continue reading

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