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Archive: Networking

Networking by any other name

Remembering names can be the secret to successful networking opportunities at holiday parties.

By Marshall Brown | December 14, 2010; 06:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

What? No business card?

A business card can say a lot about your brand, your image and your professionalism and can help you find a job if you are "between successes."

By Marshall Brown | October 14, 2010; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (2)

Your 30-second commercial

Having a short speech to articulate your value and expertise is a valuable tool to have during a job search.

By Marshall Brown | October 12, 2010; 06:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Networking for introverts

It is said that necessity is the source for new ideas, new solutions.

By Marshall Brown | July 27, 2010; 03:37 AM ET | Comments (2)

Network overseas for jobs

Develop new contacts through networking to find jobs in other countries.

By Karen Chopra | July 1, 2010; 05:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

The informational interview

To transition from your current job to a job you'll love, the informational interview can be very helpful.

By Karen Chopra | June 23, 2010; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Distance no barrier in job search

With cell phones and e-mail, distance is no longer a problem when it comes to looking for a job.

By Karen Chopra | June 18, 2010; 05:05 AM ET | Comments (1)

The fine art of networking

Anyone can learn the intricacies of networking with a little preparation.

By Karen Chopra | June 17, 2010; 05:05 AM ET | Comments (2)

Job searching in secret

When you already have a job, you should conduct a search for another one with the utmost secrecy.

By Karen Chopra | June 7, 2010; 05:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't insist on meeting

I think it's wrong to insist that people meet you in person when you are networking; there are good reasons why someone prefers to conduct business over the phone.

By Karen Chopra | June 4, 2010; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

For a job, it's ready, set, network

Good networking consists of asking questions that will lead you to new people to talk to. If you talk to enough people, you will find a job.

By Karen Chopra | June 3, 2010; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Blog for career advancement

A good blog can develop your personal brand and help you expand your network.

By Karen Chopra | May 25, 2010; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Refusing to connect a friend

When you don't want to offer up a networking contact to a friend, things can get sticky.

By Karen Chopra | April 28, 2010; 05:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Networking requires persistence

Networking usually requires multiple attempts to make a contact, so don't get discouraged. Just call back.

By Karen Chopra | April 20, 2010; 04:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tightening a networking tie

When a networking contact gives you a suggestion, no matter how vague, follow up.

By Karen Chopra | March 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Networking after you're hired

Tending to networks, even when you aren't looking for a job, is an important career skill.

By Karen Chopra | March 18, 2010; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

The resume is just the first step

Sending out a resume is just the first step in the campaign to get an interview.

By Karen Chopra | March 15, 2010; 05:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Post-retirement career launch

Here are some ways to get started planning your post-retirement career.

By Karen Chopra | January 15, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jobs are available in D.C.

Finally, the D.C. job market is looking like it's got a pulse.

By Karen Chopra | January 14, 2010; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

No nagging while networking

Nagging is never a good tool in building a network.

By Karen Chopra | January 6, 2010; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Phone and e-mail for networking

E-mail is great for networking, until they don't e-mail back. Then, you are going to have to use the phone.

By Karen Chopra | January 5, 2010; 09:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Why don't they call me back?

One phone call is just the start of a networking process; you may have to call your contacts multiple times to get a response.

By Karen Chopra | December 22, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Networking at the holiday party

With a little planning, you can build a network at the annual holiday party, and maybe even enjoy it!

By Karen Chopra | December 17, 2009; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

When interviews net no jobs

Most of us aren't ever going to win an Academy Award for acting, so if you are interviewing for jobs out of desperation, not desire, that can be hard to hide.

By Karen Chopra | December 11, 2009; 02:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Networking Questions Part II

Get the most from your networking with powerful questions.

By Karen Chopra | December 8, 2009; 09:22 AM ET | Comments (1)

Networking Questions Part I

Good networking is all about good questions--like these.

By Karen Chopra | December 7, 2009; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Networking basics: talk to strangers

There's a definite methodology to talking to all those intimidating strangers as you network for a job.

By Karen Chopra | December 1, 2009; 08:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Networking basics: getting started

To get started with networking, you just need a little help from your friends, and the right questions.

By Karen Chopra | November 30, 2009; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

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