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.
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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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Getting started leveraging social networks for your job search.
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You’ve had a first networking meeting. Here’s how to handle that networking second date.
Liz Ryan shares how to avoid making these 9 dreaded networking mistakes.
A networking lunch is different from a regular lunch. This is the 5-part protocol for doing it right and having a successful lunch.
Networking like a consultant has several benefits. It’s more effective and it can result in short-term assignments.
Liz Ryan offers insight and tips on making your networking efforts more powerful and effective.
4 steps to be a better networker even if you hate networking — because networking is essential for a successful job search.
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.