Posts Tagged "advice"

Together at last! I Just Graduated…Now What? & I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in book, networking, resources | 0 comments

It’s true. Two great books, together at last and just in time for Class of 2014 gift giving! When Maria Shriver’s daughter, Katherine, graduated from college she took her Mom’s advice. Sort of. Instead of trying to jump into the traditional job market, she decided to “pause” and keep herself semi-occupied by collecting “been there, done that” stories and writing a book. With the title, I Just Graduated … Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There, and the fact that the word “networking” gets frequent mention after one...

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Video: How to Network Like a Pro (G+ Hangout 1/17/13)

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Ask SandyJK, networking, pay it forward | 0 comments

In case you missed last week’s (30 min) Networking Like a Pro G+ Hangout sponsored by PayScale, you can now check it out at your convenience here on the BDM Blog. Hope this provides some inspiration and gives you a few new approaches you can take to further develop your networking skills. Do you have any experience practicing your small talk with strangers (1 of my tips)? Please tell us all about it via Comments. Networking Like a Pro G+ Hangout sponsored by PayScale (Jan ’13) And, if you want to share this advice with others, here is the link: http://bit.ly/UoEAdT Sign up for...

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First in a new series: Dear Sandy

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Dear Sandy, networking | 0 comments

This is the first in a series of “Dear Sandy” networking related questions I’ll answer here or in future posts or newsletters. Please feel free to send me your own networking related questions and I’ll do my best to answer them in the near future. Dear Sandy: I ran into an interesting networking experience this week that I wanted to ask your advice about. The Rancho County chapter of NALBO held its annual Remarkable Ladies awards event on Thursday. There was a VIP reception at 5:30, followed by a dinner and awards program at 6:30. I was invited to both, and accepted. A...

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A Great Primer on Networking

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in networking, strategy | 0 comments

Here’s a link to a GREAT primer from Portland’s Neighborhood Notes blog that’s titled, “How Small Business Owners Should Be Networking.” It’s really all about the basics of networking for everyone and even covers how to utilize new school tools to make the most out of in-person opportunities. Below are the first few paragraphs to hopefully entice you into reading the rest of the post: Networking doesn’t have to feel like a sale. Or an awkwardly ostentatious forum for egotistical schmoozing and one-upmanship. Networking should feel more like...

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A few more LinkedIn Tips

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Career, networking | 0 comments

I thought I’d said all I could say about LinkedIn, but, boy, was I wrong. Back by popular demand: 10 ways to use LinkedIn to help with your job search A Happier Networking Season with LinkedIn This is a good time to refresh your LinkedIn Profile Hope these prove helpful and please share if you think others might enjoy! Thanks and Happy New...

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