Networking

Seeking out the Science on Search Firms, Part II – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last month, we introduced two types of search firms and discussed what they look for in candidates. In this month’s blog, we explore how you can best identify and network with an executive search firm. Element 1: There are so many firms out there. How do I know which firms to target? As an executive, the search firm’s experience in your industry and/or job function becomes paramount. The firms you work with should have a background in placing positions like…

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How To Introduce Yourself When You Want To Change Careers – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

If you want to change careers, you may wonder how to introduce yourself, when a common networking introduction is simply name and current job title (i.e., the title you don’t want anymore). This anxiety on how to introduce yourself deters people from networking altogether, or might cause an aspiring career changer to mention everything but their target new field. However, if you don’t mention the change you want to make, people will not remember you in the right field or…

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Two-Time Cancer Survivor Transitions from Job to Career – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Jennifer Edwards, a 44-year-old single mom, had been successful in the import business for more than 20 years, but she felt that her career had reached a plateau. “I’m a two-time ovarian cancer survivor,” says Jennifer, “So when I had to stop working and then try to get back in the field, I thought ‘I can go back to this job and just pay the bills but not go anywhere, or I can get a career where I can go…

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I Sent LinkedIn Messages Until I Got a Dream Job in Politics – UConn Center for Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I graduated with a master’s degree from UConn’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Program in 2018, with a plan to work in higher education long-term. Soon after, I began volunteering regularly with my town’s political committee, and I even ran for Town Council in 2019. Along the way, I stepped back and realized how much I enjoyed focusing my time on political action and community organizing. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I should reconsider my life…

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9 Habits for a Successful Mentorship – UConn Center for Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

November 22, 2019 9 Habits for a Successful Mentorship was originally published on Idealist Careers.There’s little doubt that mentorship can add value to your career. And although there are countless resources advising you on how to find a mentor, there’s less emphasis on what happens after you’ve found one. So, what does it mean to be a good mentee? Read on to learn the habits of successful mentees and how to derive the most benefit from your mentorship experience. You…

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Love LinkedIn in 10 minutes a day — Lynn Carroll, Career Coach – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Now that we’ve covered why many people are stressed out by LinkedIn notifications, how can we turn that around? How can LinkedIn notifications actually become something that gives us that little pulse of endorphins, that “Yesss!” feeling you get when an Instagram post is well-received?Spread good energy on LinkedIn every day.That’s it. That’s the tip. Just use LinkedIn every day, for about 10 minutes, and spread positive energy. You can do this by commenting on other people’s posts, thanking them…

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Introvert Whisperer / How to Get the Most out of Your LinkedIn Profile – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Nowadays, we live in a world where the internet is the best and most accessible place to find a job. Amongst career finding sites such as Indeed.com, Ziprecruiter.com, and Glassdoor.com, one of the most common places jobseekers can look towards is Linkedin.com. While there are many advantages to having a LinkedIn profile, there are a few ways that we can utilize the platform in order to get the most out of it, both professionally and socially. Whether you’re looking…

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How To Use Your eMBA When Networking – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In all of your networking conversations, highlight the fact that you have an executive MBA. This distinguishes you from others. The MBA and executive MBA are very prestigious degrees. Highlight it on your resume. Portray it as an academic differentiator. Spell it out in full: executive Master of Business Administration. Make sure you put it on your LinkedIn profile and any other marketing collateral that you have. Tell the world that you have an executive MBA. You can also use…

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How To Prepare For An Informational Interview – Work It Daily – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Informational interviews are an essential part of a successful job search. Not sure what you need to do? Marcy Twete, author of You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works, offers some great tips for nailing your next informational interview. 1. Give Them Some Options “The good news is, most people will want to help someone new to the business world,” said Twete. “The bad news is, people are busy!” When you reach out to…

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Find the Thing That Makes You EXTRAORDINARY – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Find the Thing That Makes You EXTRAORDINARY When we met CIO/CTO Eric, he was approaching his job search like many of our clients do: fine-tuning the resume combing through job boards paying for ineffective coaching AKA – NOT GETTING ANY TRACTION. Eric knew he needed to “change something”. He just didn’t know what. In this FB live, Eric reveals the changes he made to land his dream job: “I got three offers because I stopped looking for a job. I…

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Earn More When You Adopt These 7 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs – Self Improvement Article

As an entrepreneur, you’re always on the lookout for the next big moneymaker. But what if I told you that the wealth that you strive for is already at your fingertips? You are your own best asset because by learning how to become your most effective self, you will maximize your earning potential and realize your dreams of entrepreneurship. In fact, you can earn more if you adopt the 7 habits of successful online entrepreneurs I have listed below: 1.…

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