Monthly Archives: January 2012

Should you attach a resume?

When sending an initial networking outreach – do you attach a resume? I usually recommend not attaching a resume because individuals are less likely to open an email from an unknown source if  the email contains an attachment.  In addition, … Continue reading

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Introverts’ Guide to Networking

My father-in-law is an introvert – his idea of a perfect day is sitting in his favorite chair reading a Tom Clancy novel (probably for the 8th time) and watching stock market updates on CNBC.  He has a very successful … Continue reading

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Death of Resumes

A Wall Street Journal article highlighted how more companies – especially those who are heavily invested in the social media sphere – are shying away from resumes in favor of a social media presence portfolio.  While I do not believe … Continue reading

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Communicating with LinkedIn Members

In recent posts I have covered Finding/Searching for People on LinkedIn and Contacting LinkedIn Members, today we tackle what to say in your outreach efforts.  A couple of general rules are a)keep the initial correspondence concise and b) be sure you … Continue reading

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Contacting LinkedIn Members

In a recent post, I detailed how I search and find people on LinkedIn, in today’s post I will cover how I reach out to for networking conversations.  Many LinkedIn users are frustrated because the system seems to prompt them … Continue reading

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Finding People on LinkedIn

I am a huge fan of LinkedIn but contacting(emailing) people through the LinkedIn system is not intuitive unless one has paid for an upgraded account.  Here is a primer on how to find individuals through LinkedIn.  In subsequent posts, I … Continue reading

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Tapping Alumni Clubs

Notre Dame has one of the most extensive university alumni club systems in the world.  It can be a powerful network to help one become established in a city, find needed services/referrals, manager career development, and establish a social outlet. … Continue reading

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