What you do after you receive a referral? Here are tips for responding to the referrer as well as the “how-to” of what to do next.Read More
Job Seekers need to meet many new people trying to convey their availability to as many people as possible. It can be hard to put yourself out there. - to rely on the kindness of strangers. Here's a tip to help you decide if you are wise to divulge more information. 'Read More
Coaching for Better Internship Experiences
Despite education and good upbringing, some young people need coaching to help them find their place in the world. Young people entering their first career role want to learn and grow. They may not know what they don’t know, but they do want coaching, feedback, explanations, and follow up. They want success. Here’s an example.Read More
Sometimes, when networking is undertaken in a job search, a job seeker is referred to a Key Player who agrees to see what they can do to help.
To honor the trust the Key Player is putting in the referrer and generosity they are extending to you, we suggest having a clear agenda. It may be sent ahead of time or in your own mind.Read More
In this post, Jeff lays out exactly what to say to make introductions in person or over the phone. Step by step you build KLT AND credibility.Read More
In this post I explain explain what a referral is and how to give one. Referrals are different from leads, qualified leads, and recommendations. They are the opposite of cold calls. And the difference is simply this: a referral is expecting you to contact them.Read More
What To Do When Someone Makes Ageist Remarks To YouRead More
When you’re paralyzed in indecision or panic, here are some steps you can take:Read More
Lately, I've encountered some situations where I noticed some "disconnects from reality" regarding networking. I have sorted them into three broad categories, and I want to discuss each one. Those categories are:
1. "I hate networking..." or "I hate networking, but I like building relationships..."
2. I'm here to sell (or get a job, or meet an investor...) but no one here is buying (or hiring, or investing...)
3. Who am I to do a 1-2-1 meeting with?
What to do?Read More
Ever wonder how to answer questions that seem invasive, too personal, or even illegal? Here’s a principle and formula for what to do. Practice will make you feel confident in implementing it.Read More