Tag: networking

What It’s Really Like to Couch Surf in LA While Searching for Jobs (and Going After My Dreams)

Couch surfing in Los Angeles while job searching is a lot like regular surfing: You need to maintain balance and flexibility if you’re going to ride the wave. As someone who couch surfed while I searched for an entertainment job, I can tell you that it was worth it. If […]

How to Become a LinkedIn Influencer, According to (Everyday) People Who Did It

Building a strong social media presence requires much more than an impressive professional profile. If you know how to use it to your advantage, LinkedIn can help grow your status, your following, and your business. Here is everything you need to know to become a LinkedIn influencer. Read Complete Article

How to Write an Elevator Pitch for Job Search Networking

The job hunt involves online searches, applications, and editing your resume and cover letter, but the search shouldn’t end there. Developing your skills and networking are also vital parts of a successful job search strategy. While attending an event might make you squirm with anxiety, it offers a prime opportunity […]

Is Your Executive Online Brand Strong Enough?

As important as a well-crafted executive bio is, it’s far from being the one component of your brand that will help you stand out. The times have changed significantly over the last decade or so, and the importance of personal branding for senior level managers has never been higher. This […]

LinkedIn Questions Surrounding an Executive Job Search

Anyone who is in the middle of a job search has likely heard about the importance of their LinkedIn profile. However, simply having a profile isn’t good enough. Your profile can be the difference in landing an interview for a job or getting passed over. That’s why many executives turn […]

The Ultimate LinkedIn Tips to Bring Your Profile Up to Date

Simply having an executive LinkedIn profile won’t do you much good. In fact, having an outdated profile is sometimes worse than not having one at all. If you aren’t sure how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, you aren’t alone. The good news is you can work with a professional LinkedIn […]

4 Ways to Restore and Strengthen Your Network

One of the main concerns executives have regarding their network is how to restore it when they’ve neglected it for a while. It’s typical for this to happen when you have a steady job you’re comfortable in. However, not all is lost, you can restore and strengthen your current network […]

5 Email Templates to Use When Asking for a Reference

It’s no secret: asking for references can be intimidating. Since references often don’t come from the company you’re working at currently — especially if you haven’t yet told them you’re sniffing out new opportunities — you often must reach out to colleagues from across the spectrum of your career. This means […]

Summary Sunday: Don’t Job Search Alone

Job search can feel lonely- especially if you are unemployed. It doesn’t have to be this way! Don’t job search alone!  There are very few things you will actually work on by yourself. Your job search shouldn’t be one of them. You need the advice, ideas and moral support from […]

Summary Sunday: Don’t Job Search Alone

Job search can feel lonely- especially if you are unemployed. It doesn’t have to be this way! Don’t job search alone!  There are very few things you will actually work on by yourself. Your job search shouldn’t be one of them. You need the advice, ideas and moral support from […]