Liz Ryan is Job-Hunt’s Networking Contributor. Liz is a former Fortune 500 VP and 25-year veteran of corporate human resources departments. In addition, Liz is the author of Happy About Online Networking and an internationally recognized expert on careers and the 21st century workplace. Find Liz on LinkedIn.

Liz has also written articles that appeared in BusinessWeek.com, the Huffington Post, and LinkedIn.com, as well as many other publications, both online and off.

If you have any questions or issues you’d like covered, please send an e-mail to questions@job-hunt.org.

The Art of Job Search Networking

Networking is networking, right? It’s not – when you’re job-hunting, your networking task is a little different and a tad harder than the average networker’s. For starters, you’ve got to sustain a conversation beyond “What do you do?” “I’m job-hunting.” “Oh.” Job-hunters take a lot of flack on their networking prowess, usually for one of […]

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The Online Job Search Myth

Understand this myth to avoid wasting your time and getting discouraged in your job search.

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When Introductions Fail

Introductions feed the growth of your network, but they aren’t always successful.

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“So, What Do You Do?”

Handling the what-do-you-do question correctly is the key to networking success.

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10 Success Tips for Reluctant Networkers

10 tips for successful job search networking to help reluctant networkers.

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The Point of Networking – Connections to Conversions

The point of job search networking – converting mild interest into help or a job offer.

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Networking in a Stealth Job Search

How to do stealth job search networking, the delicate art of networking to a new job without losing the old one.

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Jump into Social Networking

Getting started leveraging social networks for your job search.

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Personal Branding for Slash People

How to do personal branding effectively if you are a slash person.

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Is Your Eye on the Right Networking Prize?

How to focus your job search networking effectively for the greatest success.

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Reconnecting with Your Network

In your job search network, former colleagues are Golden Contacts for your future jobs.

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Communicating Effectively with Your Network

Tips for how to communicate effectively with your network.

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In Praise of Non-Phony Networking

The best kind of networking is genuine. Avoid phony networking. Here’s how.

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Managing the Networking “Second Date”

You’ve had a first networking meeting. Here’s how to handle that networking second date.

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9 Networking No-No’s

Liz Ryan shares how to avoid making these 9 dreaded networking mistakes.

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Networking Lunch Rules

A networking lunch is different from a regular lunch. This is the 5-part protocol for doing it right and having a successful lunch.

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Network Like a Consultant

Networking like a consultant has several benefits. It’s more effective and it can result in short-term assignments.

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Making Your Networking More Powerful

Liz Ryan offers insight and tips on making your networking efforts more powerful and effective.

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If You Hate to Network…

4 steps to be a better networker even if you hate networking — because networking is essential for a successful job search.

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What Network? Finding Your Network

You might not think you have a network, but unless you’ve been living as a hermit in the woods, never attending a school or using email, you do have a network, and it is critical to the success of your job search.

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