Monthly Archives: April 2012

Follow-up From a Conference

I received an email the other day where the author wrote to me with the following scenario: I recently attended a conference and spoke with a representative from a government contractor about the work the company does to support their federal government customers. … Continue reading

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Absence of Clearly Defined Goals

“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.”  ― Robert A. Heinlein Heard this quote on the radio while driving the other day and it hit home.  The … Continue reading

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Will You Be My Mentor?

Networking contact or Mentor?  That was the question posed in yesterday’s blog post.  We discussed the differences between the two and I promised to offer some thoughts as to how to ask someone to be your mentor. I want to … Continue reading

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Mentor vs. Networking Contact

The other day I was meeting with a young college graduate about her career path.  During the conversation, I used the terms ‘mentor’ and ‘networking’ several times as we discussed her strategy options.  One reason the conversation proved fruitful was … Continue reading

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Networking From a Distance – Part III

As with any relationship, and networking is all about relationships, one has to nurture the connection for it to grow and be fruitful.  This takes time, communication, and intentional efforts.  So how does one nurture a networking relationship from a … Continue reading

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Networking From a Distance – Part II

Yesterday I blogged about whom to contact when attempting to network from a distance, today is the ‘how-to’ of initiating the conversation.  The scenario is as follows: you are attempting to build a network of contacts in a city 800 … Continue reading

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Networking From a Distance

A while back, I penned a post about some of the challenges and counter strategies to implement when conducting a job search while living in another city/region.  Most of us will experience a long distance job search at some point … Continue reading

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