networking

Networking From Scratch — If My Professional Network Suddenly Disappeared, Here Is How I Would Build It Up Again

– Posted in: networking, Uncategorized

A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I've been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that. What they all overlook [...]

Lessons From A Type-A Career Changer: From Management Consulting To Journalism

– Posted in: career change, marketing yourself, networking

How do you leave a well-paying, stable job for a brand new career? Archith Seshadri did just that when he left a management consultant career to pursue journalism. He has since worked on-air, in print and digitally for CBS, ABC, FOX and currently CNN. I hear from many management consultants and other professionals in highly [...]

Behind-the-Scenes In MBA Recruiting: Six Recruiters Share What Works In Job Search Today

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, networking, overall job search skills

In addition to my talk on career change for the 2015 Asian MBA Conference, I contributed a behind-the-scenes look at the MBA recruiting process. I interview five recruiters on what works and what doesn't work in job search today: Recruiters will never give you the “real” reason why you didn’t get selected for an interview [...]

Small Company v. Big Company: How To Decide The Right Company Size For You

– Posted in: career coaching, career management, networking

This career advice post on company size as a career decision factor originally appeared in my career column for Money.com and Time.com as Fortune 500 or Startup? How to Tell What Size Company is Right for You. This is the unedited version: Is it better to work with a Fortune 500 company or a start-up? [...]

How An Unrelated Hobby Can Be A Powerful Sales And Marketing Tool

– Posted in: entrepreneurship, marketing yourself, networking

In the fall of 2010, just two years into our business, I took a comedy class, which became an unexpectedly powerful sales and marketing tool for our business. Comedy was unrelated to anything in our business plan (except for maybe helping support my writing and creativity). But, it turned out that my comedy shows were [...]