Don’t be a nobody that nobody sent!

How to turn networking introductions into meetings. The following exchange took place in the ExecuNet Forum, where members can pose “Ask the Expert” questions and get them answered.

Q: I’m doing pretty well at: identifying existing opportunities, using my network to find the hiring manager, getting hiring manager contact info (phone, email) often getting email intro to hiring manager. What I’m having problems with is turning this into a meeting. I phone/fax/email, different times, different days, balance between aggressive and obnoxious, etc. But still, so few actual meetings. Any help/ideas on turning intros into meetings?

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How to Get Noticed by Recruiters

The Internet has been a mixed blessing for executive recruiters. While it allows them to gather resumes quickly and electronically from all over the world, it has also left them inundated with resumes with every job they post.

As a potentially qualified candidate for a recruiter’s search assignment, how do you get noticed among the thousands of resumes in a recruiter’s inbox? What can you do to differentiate your resume and help the recruiter jumpstart your career? Here are ten tactics to improve your chances of getting the kind of attention you want. Most importantly, you must first understand the role of recruiter. Recruiters don’t find jobs for people — they find people for companies! It’s an important distinction to know, if you want to be noticed and even placed by a recruiter.

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Career Coaching Questions Answered

When Should You Hire a Career Coach?

Many of you are able to see the value in investing money and energy into lessons, training or coaching for your hobbies like golf, tennis and skiing. You should also consider the high-value of such an investment for your career. Face it, you will make your next career move one way or another. Wouldn’t it be better to find the “right job” on your terms in the shortest amount of time?

Hiring a Career Transition Coach can be a wise investment for your immediate career situation and for your future, especially when you are already in career transition or job-search mode.

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Limiting Your Assumptions and Beliefs

What would you do for a living if you knew you could not fail?

A few years ago, I attended the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus. Before the show started, I was able to walk around the grounds looking at the lions and tigers and all the other circus animals.

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8 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

What people want in a job these days is not about perks, it’s about possibility.

Today’s job seekers want more tangible rewards, like challenging work, skilled managers, company stability, sound ethical leadership, opportunities for growth, recognition for a job well done – and more cash. Smart job seekers know what defines a great job and a fulfilling career, what separates a quality manager from a dud, and what differentiates a real business plan from a diagram.

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The Golden Rule of Networking

The Golden Rule of Networking is simply this…

People will do business with people they
know, like, and trust.

That’s it! That is what it’s all about. When job searching, your main goal is to develop new relationships on a daily basis. But don’t forget to nurture those new relationships!

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