Posts by belladomain

How To Go It Solo at a Networking Event

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in networking | 0 comments

I’ve recently been asked to share my advice on how best to approach attending an in-person networking event when you have to go it alone, so I thought I’d just provide access to a PDF of the Nov. 2010 article I wrote for the now (sadly) defunct site: I’m also including a link to the article via Please feel free to share it with others, and because the site where it first appeared no longer exists, I’m also reprinting a few of the tips I included in it here. Please let me know if you try either of these and how they turn out for you. ...

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Networking defined and why it matters

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in book, Career, networking | 0 comments

Find out how I define networking and why I think it matters by watching the interview I did with Steve Piazzale, Ph.D., the host of  “You’re Hired!”

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How NOT to leave a job

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in Career | 0 comments

I’ve been wanting to write a post about how one should NOT leave a job for a while now, but I’ve been too busy at my new job. And then, what do you know? Glassdoor went ahead and shared a blog post from @myfootpath for me! It’s titled, “How To Resign On Good Terms,” and they did a fine job of it. I especially like the emphasis on giving more than 2 weeks notice when you’re in a higher level or key position. Believe it or not, I know someone that after 8 years actually gave what amounted to less than 2 weeks notice and left when their only back-up was on a...

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Learning to Love LinkedIn Tip #11

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in networking | 0 comments

I thought I was done with these LinkedIn tips, but apparently I am not. I just received an email from LinkedIn about using their messaging system and InMails in particular. They shared 5 good tips on how to make the most of these communications and I thought I should share it because most of this applies not only to InMails, but also to any  email or message within LinkedIn or elsewhere, and regardless of the degree of connection: 1.First impressions count: Use a direct and informative subject line to make it clear what your message is about.   2.Less is more: Keep your message clear...

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Help Me Help You: Tell Me What You WANT To Do Next and WHERE You Want To Do It

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in networking | 0 comments

Now that I’ve wrapped up my first 2 weeks in my new role as a full-time employee for FILTER, a digital solutions agency for staffing and creative services in San Francisco (and Seattle, LA, Portland), it’s finally time for me to put this request in writing because, quite frankly, helping people connect with employers in my new job pretty much depends on it. When I meet you out and about at an event, on a BART train, in line at Specialty’s or at a board meeting, please tell me NOT what you’ve done, but what you really WANT to do next and WHERE you want to do it. Give...

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