CSN – 07/27/20

This week’s Topic: Best Practices of using your Personal & Professional Network
Remember to Network for Mutual Benefit.
Let my people know I am looking, who do they know I should meet.
Reach out to new places & find support resources.
Make connections with new people & build up a report that can lead to the right conversations.
Ask relevant questions of your current connections.
Be careful not to overuse any one tool.
Be careful not to over-prepare to network.
Bring something to the table when networking.Weak Ties?Volunteers Peers?
Show up at different groups – https://ncwiseman.com/2020/04/virtual-meeting-list/
Visit the Small Business Centers, Chamber Groups, BNI Groups, CRG (Charlotte) – Many are virtual right now. Visit for free Research LinkedIn Groups

This week’s interview question: Describe your ideal working environment.
JB – {appropriate pause}, everyone is extremely open with thoughts & ideas – no snarking, no judgement
IE – maybe discuss a problem-solving environment.
Don’t overstate what environment is most ideal for you, share how you adjust in different environments, spin the conversation into a question about the department’s environment I thrive in a positive environment.
I help to make the environment positive & productive.
I look for a dynamic & collaborative environment.
A big point, I have worked in a toxic environment, I am not going to join that again.

What are you doing this week to move your self forward in your career journey?
IE – Automated video interview this week, Zoom interview, networking, enriching myself 
JB – Working with Right Management (Leslie), interview technique webinars, volunteering work, a beer with Hemp industry guy (Eric Henry), continued discussions on new ideas
VS – keep working out, studying with dance teacher, write more, FTCC SBC meeting 
RK – Every day, 1-2 conversations, working with 2 new students, speaking at PIT on Thursday, 

This week’s challenge – Find 5 people you have not talked with in 6 months – Call them

Next week topics:

  • Have you thought about an entirely different career step? Something way different than your past.
  • How would you evaluate your present firm?

Reminder, join us on Wednesdays with Randy Wooden – Noon – 1 pm – Register here – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hahMBznjQkqJcfizG4zdvw
Find more virtual meetings for job seekers here:https://ncwiseman.com/2020/04/virtual-meeting-list/

Author: tlburriss

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.