A young friend shared with me the other day that they had recently been promoted. Congrats I said. I shared her story with another friend and she asked me a simple question that made me reflect for a bit.
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
When I was growing up I loved watching movies about Shangri-La. Just the name evoked numerous senses and sensors. The word Shangri-La danced in my young ears. A place that was the epicenter of enchantment. I am still looking for Shangri-La. I have had a glimpse from time to time. A little peak. A taste from time to time. A vaporous kiss.
I was copied on a mass email update recently from somebody that I didn’t even know if I knew them. I do not have enough time to go into that basement. It was their personal update on their search for their next career opportunity. The person didn’t come into focus but I remembered that I had received a previous blast from them before. They were still on the beach. Their email blast made me easily accessible but their elusive job for them was still out of reach.Continue reading