5 virtual networking strategies

Try these 5 virtual networking strategies to advance your career while keeping your distance. Much of the job search is reliant on networking. It’s your network that refers you to jobs, puts in a good word, and supports you in your search. This is why we advocate meeting as many people as possible and making…

Essential career tool: Prepare your elevator pitch

Whether you are actively looking for a new job or are just open to potential opportunities that come your way, it is a good idea to have an elevator pitch honed and practiced. It’s an essential career tool for networking, connecting with potential employers, and marketing yourself. Your elevator pitch is a short couple of…

12 networking don’ts

Don’t mess up your job and career prospects with these networking don’ts. Networking is a necessity for anyone who wants to find a job and/or advance their career. You have to get out there and meet people, since it’s through people that you’re likely to find many great opportunities. Networking doesn’t just happen at industry…

How to find your next job – even before it’s advertised

You don’t have to be psychic to tap into job opportunities that are available, but not publicly posted yet. You just need to be connected. The vast pool of unadvertised positions that companies are actively seeking to fill is sometimes called ‘the hidden job market.’ There are many reasons why these jobs might be hidden….

10 conversation starters you can use in any networking situation

If you want to advance in your career, you’re going to have to network – live, in person. I know. I can hear you groaning from here. Networking can be an awkward nightmare. But buck up. It doesn’t have to be. Here’s the thing: If you want to get ahead, you have to meet people….