Posts Tagged "social capital"

Effective Networking: Taking a Pay It Forward Approach to Making Connections That Matter

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in networking, pay it forward | 0 comments

If you’re looking for a new job, and are in Silicon Valley, or live mid-Peninsula, why not consider checking out CAM and join me this Saturday, October 20, 2012 for: Effective Networking: Taking a Pay It Forward Approach to Making Connections That Matter Guest Speaker:  Sandy Jones-Kaminski Bay Area-based author and speaker, Sandy Jones-Kaminski, believes that beyond self-promotion, networking can help build community, and that just like leadership and management skills, networking skills CAN be learned. And when approached with a “pay it forward” attitude, networking can even help...

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5 Ways to Pay It Forward on LinkedIn

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in networking, pay it forward | 0 comments

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, why not set aside a half hour each week between now and Turkey Day to show some gratitude to your network by paying it forward on LinkedIn? Here are 5 ways you can: 1) Write an unexpected Recommendation for a connection. If you worked with or hired someone that turned out to be a rock star go ahead and write a recommendation for them. It’s also a great way to reconnect with a connection that’s drifted off your regular touch base list. Just keep it brief and specific and avoid writing a generic reco because they’re almost always...

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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 #5

Posted by on May 20, 2010 in networking | 0 comments

If you can’t find a LinkedIn group that matches your needs, just create one of your own!  It’s a fairly easy process and one where most of the work is actually done before you even create the group within LinkedIn. One of the first things you need to do is describe the group’s mission or purpose, your goals for the group, and then consider deciding on a code of conduct as well.  As an example, for my Bella Domain Networking group one of my “rules” is: Be nice or leave. You might also want to include things like what your policy will be if members post things...

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