3 Ways to Build Credibility with Your Network

One of the most basic reasons why your networking might not be working is that your connections may not know you well enough to help you or even to want to help you. Throughout your job search, it’s vital to build what marketers refer to you as your “like, know, and trust factor;” that is, […]

My once-a-year complimentary LinkedIn profile promotion is here … now through December 31, 2016, you can earn a new profile by purchasing a resume makeover. As you may have read elsewhere, LinkedIn is the #1 candidate sourcing tool used by recruiters to find folks to interview. And while you may already have a LinkedIn profile, […]

Every week I talk to current or prospective job seekers and when I inquire about their marketing plan for their search I inevitably hear “What’s that?” “I don’t need one,” or “I don’t have time for that.” Which means that what they are really saying is: I don’t know enough about today’s job search techniques […]

Give-to-get networking is all about sharing resources and information with your connections. But how do you do so? Start by analyzing what you know about your key influencers:     What are the greatest problems and challenges that they are currently facing in their personal or professional lives? What do they need to know more […]

If you’re using LinkedIn exclusively to apply for new positions and occasionally invite someone to connect, you’re probably missing out on some of the ways this social networking platform can help you to network more efficiently. Here are 6 little or lesser known features of LinkedIn that can streamline and simplify your networking: Expand Your […]

Does networking yield results for you? If not, you’re not alone. Many people say they’ve networked for their next career opportunity yet find it fails to deliver the job leads or inside information they’re looking for. So what gives? Is networking a waste of time? I wouldn’t say so, and neither would the many career […]

Why aren’t you getting hired when you’re a great candidate for the roles you’re pursuing? Chances are it’s because you possess one or more career liabilities – weaknesses in your work history, pedigree, skill sets, or credentials that employers can’t get past. We all possess such liabilities. The trick is to face them, write your […]

If you’ve been following my LinkedIn, Forbes, or blog posts, then you already know that I am a huge advocate of senior executives leveraging thought leadership campaigns to expand their network and establish themselves as SME’s in key areas. Question is, how do you do this? The process starts by brainstorming potential topics to write […]

Are you or someone you know about to launch an executive search in 2016? If so, one of the first things you’ll want to do is create an Executive Job Search Action Plan to guide your search execution. Sometimes referred to as a Personal Marketing Plan, both terms hint at the importance of advance planning […]

Last week I noted that it’s important to tell your career story in many ways (in print, online, and verbally) and in many places (resume, LinkedIn profile, bio/marketing brief, cover letter). In this three-part blog series, I previously showcased ways to highlight your career story in your resume; the next post in this series will […]