I got a couple of emails recently. Both had graduated from the same school decades apart. One introduced to me a young man who had recently graduated and was looking for a job.
A solid networking strategy is to reach out to your Alumni. I went to the University of Western Ontario which is a long way from where I sit in Orange County, CA. Yet I can do a LinkedIn search and plug in my zip code and the school name and over 100 people who went to Western pop up.Continue reading
I got some emails from people in the Old Normal this week. I don’t live there anymore. I left it long ago. I didn’t see much of a future there for me.
The incoming emails came like rockets almost one after another. I wanted to duck for cover.
They were from different folks but they all shared the same story from diverse places.
“The company has gone through three rounds of layoffs in the last 18 months. It has been a challenging time.” I bet it has been more than that. I bet it has been worrisome, stressful, political, and dismal. I bet you your family meals are less happy even with a Happy Meal and the nights aren’t always restful even if you have a Sealy Posturepedic.Continue reading
I love people and I love to network. Every encounter leaves a life impression.
I have learned that if you have big ears and a small mouth you will learn a lot.
I had coffee today with somebody who I met years ago but haven’t seen for some time.
They a prominent marketer.
Sure we were on LinkedIn. Sure we share some friends.
I have sent them e mails from time to time over the course of the years. They had many great jobs and I wanted to see if what I offered could help. Most went answered but that’s OK. Nobody watches every ad.Continue reading