Tag: networking

Finding the Hidden Job Market: Networking is Key

Finding the Hidden Job Market: Networking is Key
In a job market with more qualified candidates than openings, you need to be smart in your job search.  Networking is key to finding a job.  There are many ways to network besides going to networking events that are often filled with unemployed or underemployed job seekers all looking for job leads. As part of... Read more »

Need Help with your Branding? Check out NAPW Midwest Conference

 Need Help with your Branding? Check out NAPW Midwest Conference
Mark your calendars for an insightful, worthwhile event for women.  On Friday, November 18 the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) will be holding its first regional conference in Naperville. NAPW, a women’s networking organization founded in New York in 2009, will be hosting its first Midwest conference. It is totally “green” platform with the... Read more »

The Art of Networking at Holiday parties!!

The Art of Networking at Holiday parties!!
With the holidays approaching us, it’s time to think about how to best utilize your invitations to the holiday parties in your job search or quest for a more fulfilling career!  I have said this many times, the best way to get a job in this stalled economy is by networking.  Introductions to people at... Read more »
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Waiting for an Offer on a Job? (5) Tips to Make it Work for You

Waiting for an Offer on a Job? (5) Tips to Make it Work for You
We have all gone through the waiting period, where we finally get in for an interview for a job.  We meet with four or five people in the company.  They seem to like us and we are hopeful that we are going to get an offer for the position we applied for.  Then something happens... Read more »

Networking: The New Way of Doing Business!

Networking: The New Way of Doing Business!
How many networking events do you go to a week? How many are you invited to? The answer is probably more than you can keep up with.  With the advent of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the amount of networking opportunities is amazing!  Social media has given us all the opportunity to meet people that can... Read more »

Chicago Networking Opportunity: Don’t Miss It!

Chicago Networking Opportunity: Don’t Miss It!
Out of a job?  Looking for a new career? Hate your job? Need more business? Have you exhausted your contact database?  It’s time to meet new people that will inspire you, listen to your bad jokes, and maybe even help you in your job search!  Join me at SUIT-UP at Bull & Bear on Wednesday,... Read more »
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Protect Your Professional Network!

Protect Your Professional Network!
With so many people out of work, underemployed or trying to get into the workforce, many of us who are gainfully employed are asked to help others set up introductions for them with our professional contacts.  With social media being the rage and our Facebook “friends”, LinkedIn associates and Twitter contact database expanding faster than... Read more »

Fun, Job Leads & Martinis All in One Place! SUIT UP Event

When was the last time you really had fun at a business networking event?  I am sure you have to think really hard to come up with a time where you were able to showcase your skills, laugh and drink a martini or two!  Networking extraordinaire, Sarah Vargo, Founder/President of Maven Productions has once again... Read more »

Purge Your Social Media Sites: Protect Yourself

Purge Your Social Media Sites: Protect Yourself
Social media has become the go-to method of networking. Everyone, it seems, these days is signed up for Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.  People are building networks of contacts at warp speed hoping to gain a large audience of followers.  For some it has become a competition to get more followers.  I know some professionals that... Read more »
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Stop "Cold Calling" for a Job! Use Your Network

Think about the last time you secured a job.  Was it through a company web-site, recruiter or employment site?  Or was it through your personal connections of acquaintances and/or friends or social media?  Even in a pro-employee job market, statically a small number of people land a job by submitting their resume “cold” to a... Read more »