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 theContinue reading “Enrich Your Network With Every Encounter”
Making the effort to connect people whose relationship may be mutually beneficial is a networking habit that demonstrates to members of our network that we hold them in high regard. Almost like match-making – when we meet someone who appears to have parallel interests with someone else in our network – we can check withContinue reading “Leveraging Our Network: Introductions”
A reference is a testimonial of someone’s suitability to fill a specific role in an organization. When we find ourselves in a position where we’re asked to provide a reference for a colleague who’s interviewing for a position, it’s important to provide an honest assessment, particularly if that person wasn’t a top performer when weContinue reading “Leveraging Our Network: References”
Referring someone for a position is an opportunity to assist not only them, but another member of our network who’s looking for a person with that specific set of skills, talents, and knowledge. It goes without saying, however, that referring someone or a company when we have reservations about their ability to succeed can notContinue reading “Leveraging Our Network: Referrals”