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A minute-by-minute approach to one-on-one networking meetings For some, networking comes naturally. They are comfortable in almost any professional environment and can handle meeting new people with confidence and charm. It does not however, come this easily to everyone, yet it is a critical aspect of any successful job search. Networking allows you to meet new people, gather job market …

“The 20-Minute Networking Meeting” – A Welcome Additional To The Job Seeker’s Tool Box

A client of mine recently recommended this book to me.  It was a felicitous recommendation.  This small handbook, written by Dr. Marcia Ballinger and Nathan A. Perez should be considered an essential tool for anyone wanting to expand their network.  “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting” is geared primarily to those who need to network in order to find their next job, but the principles outlined here …

I Love This Book: The 20-Minute Networking Meeting

If you’ve tried networking and haven’t found it very effective, maybe you just haven’t yet learned the right way to do it. “Most job seekers conduct their networking meetings poorly,” write Nathan A. Perez and Marcia Ballinger, authors of The 20-Minute Networking Meeting. Here’s the good news: their book will quickly show you how to do it right. The authors outline …

ExecuNet (again!)

Mastering the 20-Minute Networking Meeting Networking is a necessary activity for all executives, whether they are in job search or not. It’s just not always the easiest thing for executives to do. But there is a way in which to make it easier and effective, according to Marcia Ballinger, PhD, principal of KeyStone Search, a Minneapolis-based retained search firm. It’s …

ExecuNet

Mastering the 20-Minute Networking Meeting Business executives in a job transition know that it’s tough out there. They’ve heard the statistics and they know the game: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Most executive jobs are obtained through connections — networking is a must. But, for many, networking feels awkward. What to say? How to approach people …