Book Review: Networking is Dead

We all know that we need to network to find people to hire or to get a new job. But too often, our networking is random. That’s why you should read Networking Is Dead: Making Connections That Matter. Wilson and Mohl make the case that you should network with...

Networking for a New Job or New Candidates

I’ve been reading Pfeffer’s Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t and enjoying it a lot. I’ve had a few aha moments, and one has to do with networking for a new job. Here’s a quote: Consequently, an optimal networking strategy...

Networking and Recommendations

People often use my network to ask me for back-door references about people I know. Sometimes, I can help. Sometimes, I can’t. If I don’t know someone well enough to provide a reference, I don’t. For example, if I consulted at a client for a few...

Becoming a Great Networker: Connecting With Others

If you are hiring people now, you know that there are plenty of great candidates. How do you discover the best of them? Often, great candidates come to your attention because of their networking. That means if you want to be a great hiring manager, you need to pay...

How to Network for Senior Job

A number of my friends of long standing and colleagues are looking for jobs. (Friends of long standing is another way to say old friends without calling them old They all have over 20 years of experience. The way they used to find jobs–through...