During a recent presentation to the GRAPE organization, I outlined several networking strategies to increase the “health” of your personal network. (See summaries, Part I and Part II.) During the research for the presentation, I realized that there was way more content than the one hour could contain. So, here are additional resources, organized by different types of networking categories.
Absolutely Abby Career Website : Advice organized by a daily theme. Example: Thursdays is “Ingenious Interview” tips.
JobAngels : A volunteer organization whose mission is to help bring people together in a community setting where each person commits to a single goal: to help just one person find gainful employment.
Jobhunt.org : Owner Susan P. Joyce manages an award-winning employment portal w/over 8,000 links to employer recruiting pages by state, plus 5,000 more links to career and job search resources.
Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR. Human Resources consultant and HR blogger and host of a job-seekers WebTV show on Sunday nights.
Career coaching by Ken Soper
Networking tips and hints
Networking Questionnaire by Harvard Business Publishing
These are people in my personal network that will take the time to get to know you. They are skilled networkers and consummate professionals in their respective areas of expertise. All are on LinkedIn if you search their names. I’ve included their twitter handles below.
Dave Carhart (@davecarhart): Talent Management professional; open to networking via social media
Ken Trupke (@KenTrupke): business executive; exemplary networker
Kristina Evey (@KristinaEvey): customer service consultant; out-of-the-box thinker
Mike Henry (@MikeHenrySr): open networker, leadership expert (he walks his talk!)
Deidre Honner (@thehrmaven): HR professional, one of the founders of JobAngels, very go-give person