The Power of the Professional Referral
Reference Philosophy A reference is a testimonial of suitability to fill a specific organizational role. When tapped to provide a reference for a colleague who is interviewing for a position, we’re being asked for an honest assessment—a particular challenge if that person wasn’t a top performer when we worked with them. We’d all like to […]
Making the effort to connect people whose relationship may be mutually beneficial is a habit of all great networkers. The introductions you make add value for all players—you build your own value to your colleagues and connections, and simultaneously demonstrate positive regard for members of your network. Making introductions is like corporate match-making. When we […]
We’ve all experienced the feeling of hitting a brick wall. Those periods in our careers (or lives) when we no longer have the energy to take “it” down brick by brick, we can’t seem to get over “it”, and “it” is just too big to get around. Whatever “it” is seems insurmountable.
Our days (and especially our routines) offer dozens of built-in opportunities to build your relationships network. From our daily stop at the coffee shop, to our visits to the gym to the parties we attend, we get to know dozens of people…or do we? Networking for work has never been easier (hello Linkedin), but the […]