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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 […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

I’d like to pick your brain

Really? Does that even sound nice? Your mother might tell you that’s something nice people don’t say at the dinner table. It’s also something you shouldn’t say when asking for a networking meeting. Four other things you shouldn’t do: Don’t assume you know anything about the person. Don’t focus the conversation on you and your […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Would You Like 3 Job Offers at Once?

Many of my clients receive 2, 3 or even 4 job offers in a 10-day period, after 4-8 weeks of serious job seeking. How could that possibly happen in this job market? Well, it’s actually very simple. It’s a matter of campaigning for a job, creating momentum, and then bringing it all to a crescendo […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Lack of Focus Will Kill Job Search

Professional career coaches agree that focus is critical in your job search. I am really proud and pleased to be quoted several times in this MSN CareerBuilder article: “I’ll Take Anything”: Three Words That Will Kill Your Job Search, http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2720-Job-Search-Ill-take-anything-Three-words-that-will-kill-your-job-search/?pf=true  

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Getting Your Heart Set on a Job

Time and time again, I see job seekers who find the “perfect” job for them. Then, they lose the opportunity and feel they have to start all over again. They direct all their efforts toward that one job. Their hearts are set on it. Then, the job posting closes, they don’t get a call, and they lose before the race […]