5 Easy Networking Hacks

80% of jobs are achieved through networking. Business owners get their best advice through networking conversations. Yet, many of us consider it a giant waste of time. Here’s why: Just meeting people briefly in a public event is NOT networking. Networking needs to be a 1:1 conversation, 15-60 minutes, where both parties are focused on […]

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Give, Give, Give, Get

That’s a rule for networking. And, I heard this formula at a recent networking event! It means that you give in a networking situation, and give and give – before you ask anything in return. Think of it this way: if you come on too strong with the attitude of “Gimme, gimme, gimme,” the other […]

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7 Questions to make new friends

If you dread networking events as much as getting a root canal, you’re going about it the wrong way. The real purpose of a networking event is to make new acquaintances, NOT pump other professionals for information that serves you. When meeting people, the first step is to establish rapport, and that always means finding […]

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How to Choose a Career Counselor

Choosing a partner for your Career Change – whether you are simply seeking a new job, or completely changing your job function—is critical to your success. The wrong one can weigh you down with meaningless assessments and theoretical conversation that serves no practical purpose. The right Career Advisor will accelerator your progress and build your confidence. […]


Got creativity? Here’s how.

When it comes to job seeking and career changing, everyone is looking for the creative edge. How do I write my resume so it stands out? What can I say or do to be the memorable candidate? How shall I dress for the interview? What can I say when I follow-up? There are three sure-fire […]


Be like Uncle Pete this Holiday Season

Our family get-togethers were huge. On my mother’s side, I had 8 uncles and aunts. When you added in spouses and 3.5 children per family, we had about 54 people at Grandma’s house. Mostly, everyone behaved, and it was an amazing time.   My favorite Uncle Pete, who was in advertising, would sometimes bring along […]


Dig your well before you’re thirsty

John Mackay, an envelope company owner from Minnesota, made himself famous by writing Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty, a book about networking BEFORE you are out of a job, desperate for someone to help you. Hey, what a concept. Today, I’m offering career coaching BEFORE you are out of work, desperate for someone to […]