Posts Tagged "referrals"

How to get referred for a job

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Career, networking, strategy | 2 comments

In a recent post titled, “How Employee Referrals Facilitate Job Recruiting,” they share an infographic from Jobvite which illustrates the importance of employee referrals when it comes to the hiring process. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share some of my thoughts on this part of the process because getting referred for a job is all about my favorite topic: NETWORKING. My thoughts: 1) You have to stay connected to people in your career via in-person or social networking activities in order to get referred (this applies to business as well as jobs). Using...

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A Small Business Owner Enters a Bar

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in biz dev, networking | 0 comments

It’s no surprise that I’m a huge advocate for in-person networking, and I recognize that I cultivate more meaningful connections when I get out from behind my screens, but I recently had to comment on a Huffington Post article titled,”Networking Tips: Why Facebook and LinkedIn May Not Pay Off” which summarized parts of a study of 1000 small biz owners by Manta (rather poorly, I might add). The study is a thinly disguised plug/pitch for their platform (content marketing by Manta in its most basic form), and HuffPost abetted by titling their article with the link bait...

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Five attributes of an ideal connection

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in networking | 1 comment

As a follow-up to my recent blog post titled, “How NOT to network in 2011,” I knew I had to share this smart post from John Sumser on’s blog. He’s talking about recommendations for a job, but this applies to everything. The link is at the end of this and here’s what motivated me to re-post this: A connection who doesn’t have all five of the following attributes can’t be helpful. A good person for a recommendation must: * Know someone who has jobs and the authority to fill them; * Be credible with that person; * Be able to pledge her...

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Oh, by the way, give me some referrals even though I’ve done nothing to deserve them

Posted by on Jul 23, 2010 in networking, pay it forward | 1 comment

Okay, so that was not exactly what the sticker said on the outside of the handwritten note (not a thank you, btw) we received from what I’ll just call a “grey collar” worker we have in our lives right now, but it might as well have. What it actually said was, “Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for your referrals.” And, yes, it was on a black and gold very old-school-looking sticker almost exactly like the one below and it was stuck on the back of the envelope. My first question is simply where does one get the chutzpah?! The reality is this person has done...

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A blessing from LinkedIn

Posted by on Aug 1, 2008 in networking, pay it forward | 0 comments

A blessing from LinkedIn goes a long way with me, and after reading a press release from Passitto announcing their integration with the powerhouse professional networking site, I found myself on a half hour long research path today. Lots to say about this concept (love it!), but I thought this comment on Mashable was particularly worth sharing: “….I know a lot of people who would love it if I were to connect them with other business providers I know. I usually don’t do this because it takes too long to make this type of connection. It looks like Passitto may make this...

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