How to Build a Broad, Open Network

NETWORKING IS A DELIBERATE PROCESS Networking is a deliberate process of exchanging information, resources, support, and access in such a way as to create mutually beneficial relationship. Creating mutually beneficial relationships takes time AND effort.  You might say to yourself – “where can I find the time to network?”  How about one lunch get together a … Continue reading How to Build a Broad, Open Network

Networking is About Teaching and Giving

HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS? Successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity.  There is a fourth factor, though, that is critical but often neglected: success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. (Adam Grant – Give & Take) How are you approaching your interactions … Continue reading Networking is About Teaching and Giving

What’s the # 1 Predictor of Career Success? A Special Network!

The best predictor of career success, according to multiple, peer reviewed studies, is being in an OPEN network instead of a closed one. In fact, one study shows that half of the predicted difference in career success (i.e., promotion, compensation, industry recognition) is due to this special type of network. (Forbes, by Michael Simmons) WHAT … Continue reading What’s the # 1 Predictor of Career Success? A Special Network!

Make Networking an Art, Not an Accident

https://youtu.be/EBMklodMpp4 Contacts Count Principal Consultant Vern Schellenger (P'02) shares tips and tricks for improving your networking skills, and shows us how to answer the "so, what do you do?" question in a new way that leads to better connections! Over the next two weeks, Vern will be sharing a series of blogs emphasizing how to … Continue reading Make Networking an Art, Not an Accident

Building Your Reputation. Stand Out to Get In.

Guest Post by: Jen Dalton for Brand Mirror What is a personal brand, and why does it even matter? Put simply, your brand is your reputation. It’s the words that people think of to define you. It’s how relevant you are, and what conversations you are a part of. It’s how you stand out from … Continue reading Building Your Reputation. Stand Out to Get In.

Six Rules for Effective Networking

Guest Post by: Sandra Buteau, GUAA Coaching Partner If you cringe as soon as you hear the word “networking,” you should know that you are not alone. Many of us in the world feel the same way. During the course of my professional career as a leadership and career coach, networking has been a recurring … Continue reading Six Rules for Effective Networking

Building Relationships At Work

As smart, strategic, and successful as you may be, often times getting things done is all about relationships: who you know, who you work with, who you can trust, and who you can rely on.  Building successful relationships at work is critical to your success. The bottom line is that if people like you and respect you … Continue reading Building Relationships At Work

85% of Jobs Are Found Through Weak Ties

... In other words,  connections of connections... friends of friends... In the late 60's Mark Granovetter became famous for uncovering the strength of weak ties in job searches. Basically, your friends of friends are going to be more helpful than your friends when job searching.   LinkedIn came along in 2003 and has made this … Continue reading 85% of Jobs Are Found Through Weak Ties