Networking

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Care and Feed Your Key Contacts.

Dipchand “Deep” Nishar, vice president of products at networking site LinkedIn Corp., doesn’t view online networking as something you do only when looking for a job.

By Jennifer Saranow at WSJ.

The 40-year-old spends about 15 minutes every morning reading his business contacts’ status updates and responding. To keep up his connections, he sends congratulatory notes to […]

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward.

Most people don't realize the power of personal connection on the job.

4 Ways to Use “Pull” to Increase Your Success

They assume that the people and resources we need already exist and that the challenge is to find or discover them. Yet each of us may need to further develop our own personal and professional skills before we can even recognize how best to access and attract what we need and want. Said differently, we need to master a third level of pull — the ability to pull from within ourselves the insight and performance needed to achieve our potential and help other people do the same.

Out of Work? Here’s How To Socially Network & Get That Job!

By Robert “Scobleizer” Scoble at Scobleizer.com.

Robert is the KING of Twitter, Facebook, All software, and social marketing in general. This article hits so many personal points I discuss with clients that I just had to post it. So let’s all lift our glasses – here’s to Robert!

I’m getting a LOT of chats from people who have been laid off. Most of the time I find that they just aren’t presenting a good face to me for me to help them find a new job.

If you are laid off, here’s what you need to do:

Your blog is your resume. You need one and it needs to have 100 posts on it about what you want to be known for.
Remove all friends from your facebook and twitter accounts that will embarrass you. We do look. If we see photos of people getting drunk with you that is a bad sign. Get rid of them. They will NOT help you get a job.
Demonstrate you are “clued in.” This means removing ANYTHING that says you are a “social media expert” from your Twitter account. There is no such thing and even if there were there’s no job in it for you. Chris Brogan already has that job and he’s not giving it up.
Demonstrate you have kids and hobbies, but they should be 1% of your public persona, not 99%. Look at my blog here. You’ll see my son’s photo on Flickr once in a while. But mostly I talk about the tech industry, cause that’s the job I want to have: talking to geeks and innovators.
Put what job you want into your blog’s header. Visit Joel Spolsky’s blog. He’s “on software.” That’s a major hint that if he were looking for a job that he is totally, 100%, thinking about software. If you want a job as a chef, you better have a blog that looks like you love cooking.
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Stay Alive: 10 Career Tips to Win in Bad Times.

I know - things are bad out there and you're worried about your position. Firings are capricious and no one knows where the axe is going to fall next. Based on many of my client sessions and 20+ years of management and coaching, here are 10 productive actions you can put into practice to solidify your position.

On The Job, But On The Lookout for Work.

With the economy in the tank, one can never have too many friends.