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.

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What is the ROI on Job Search Coaching?

Coaching has been my life's work for over 20 years.  I wish I could tell you a success rate, an acceleration rate or something measurable like that. But, like other coaches, I can't compare you to what would have been.

I can show you the value you will receive and give you a couple of things to compare it to.

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Networking Ethics (or Why Sales Often Won't Work in a Networking Environment)

please indulge me as this gets a bit deeper into networking than I (or anyone else I've studied yet, for that matter) typically goes. Almost everyone is familiar with some phrasing of The Golden Rule. It is most commonly written as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", and the idea is ancient. 

However, unless you have studied religion or philosophy, you may not know about the various formulations (alternative phrasings) of this rule, and it occurs to me they can help us better understand how to relate to others in our networking activities.

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Three Networking "Disconnects" and some corrections to them Part III - Jeff Hexter

Jeff noticed there are three “disconnects” from reality regarding networking. He discussed the first one: “I hate networking…” or “I hate networking, but I like building relationships” in the first post and in the second he wrote about expectations of selling. Here is his response to the third disconnect he’s noticed: People not knowing how important one on one meetings are after group events.

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Three Networking "Disconnects" and some corrections to them Part II - Jeff Hexter

Jeff noticed there are three “disconnects” from reality regarding networking. He discussed the first one: “I hate networking…” or “I hate networking, but I like building relationships” In that post. Here is his response to the second disconnect: No one is buying (or hiring or investing)!

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Three Networking "Disconnects" and some corrections to them Part I - Jeff Hexter

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?

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