Thursday, June 16, 2011

Expanding your connections

Time for #the5 today

"maybe focusing only on you isn’t going to get you a job any faster"  goodness from   
Ronni Ann has some good advice on how to approach your job search!

“Updating” is the act of refreshing or providing a reminder of your presence online"   
A new collection of folks focused on the job search to find and follow!

"LinkedIn continues to be the only major social network focused exclusively on business professionals"  
Your use of LinkedIn is important, it is your network and how you use it can help you or hurt you!

"The bigger and more diverse your network the easier it will be to connect people"  
When I left Fidelity, my network was primarily Fidelity folks. I focused on expanding that and have been quite successful in doing so. Look at your network, who should you have?

"take some time to think about who you DO want to be at the networking event"  goodness from  
Going back to focus, going back to yourself (in a self awareness sense), expanding your network, all this takes time. There is no silver bullet. It won't happen today just by thinking about it. It will happen one step, one connection at a time.

My goal each day is to learn something new, to share something in a meaningful way with someone and to laugh. The more I can do each of these three things, the better the day is!

What are you doing today?