Questions tagged [networking]

Connecting with other people over business interests which could include job leads, sales leads, joint ventures or other arrangements for doing business together.

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Candidates for your boss?

Aside from the generic risks of providing a referral, are there any specific risks to helping your employer find your new boss? My boss (2 levels up) is trying to fill a senior role(my manager or ...
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How to effectively interview advertise open roles when attending virtual industry conference

I registered for an upcoming industry cybersecurity conference along with my team members. Due to Covid 19, this year the conference will be virtual. In the past when I attended, there were ...
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Is it appropriate to write in my LinkedIn profile "if you use LinkedIn like Facebook or post political content be I'll block you"? [closed]

I honestly don't remember the last time I saw a post on LinkedIn related to work. I'm sick and tired of it even though I barely navigate the front page. Not only I'm seeing narcissistic content ...
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My whole team is leaving because they hate 'work from home.' How do I get them to stay? [closed]

I'm a manager at a consulting firm and 3 out of 5 people have left the team because they are 'fed up' with work from home. They say theres no boundaries between professional and personal work and they ...
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Is it appropriate to connect to a company CEO on LinkedIn after interview?

Approximately one year ago, I had a job interview with the CEO and the R&D manager of a company which was looking for new employees. Unfortunately, even if the interviews and selection processes ...
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Is it appropriate to contact the current employee regarding a job he is employed to do?

I recently applied for a role at a big firm in London. At the time of applying, I couldn't find recruiting managers contact details, so I just wrote a generic cover letter. I came across the ...
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What to Message a Frontend Developer on LinkedIn to Schedule a Call for Advice

Background and Goals I currently work as a WordPress developer for a client through a recruiter. I live near a major USA city that has many frontend developer jobs and IT Meetup groups. I do some ...
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How can I start my network with the companies I work for?

TLDR: Fair worker needs to change his current working relationship, he would like to become a freelancer and use his current working relationship with his boss and his client to build his network. How ...
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Networking referral not answering email after a week

I am a graphic designer who was recently laid off last month, along with all my other coworkers and bosses at a small regional newspaper. The publisher just decided to close it, but it came as a shock ...
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Unreturned recomendations on Linkedin: should I hide them?

I'm starting to use LinkedIn now (I have very few connections) and I would like to use it professionally and to give a good impression both to my friends, to former colleagues, and to potential ...
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Can I have a Twitter account for personal life and one for work?

Working as a software developer I feel the need to create a Twitter account for networking purposes. Actually I already have a Twitter account, I use it only to comment in real time some motorsports ...
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How to approach the company about appreciation for one's work?

I've been working for 4 years at a company. The job is stable, and the pay is acceptable (though after devaluations in my country, it's been behind for a while now). I'm actively looking for a new job,...
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If I am followed on GitHub and Twitter by mostly liberals, will I be taken by future employers as a liberal myself? [closed]

Background I live and work in a midwestern suburb in the US (a moderate but liberal area). I am a developer but I don't work in anything politics related. Context In my spare time, I like to use ...
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Why did my manager not accept my friend request? [closed]

I sent my boss a friend request on facebook and she denied it (we're both females) I've been at this location about 4 months. She accepted a friend request from a new hire that's been there for 2 ...
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Is it professional to "cold email" for networking purposes?

I worked for company P over the summer as an internship. A big part of working at P was doing a project for a customer, company Q. The project was exclusively ran by the interns at P, with a small ...
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When talking about my career, can I say I work for a company even if I'm not an employee?

When talking to people professionally, the second question I'm often asked is either: "who is your employer?" or "who do you work for?" I am in a difficult position when I need to reply because: I ...
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I received a dinner invitation through my employer's email. Is it OK to attend?

Last week, I received a dinner invitation from an organizer that I never worked with nor heard of. I received the invitation through my employer's email. The location of the event is a well known ...
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How can I politely work my way around not liking coffee or beer when it comes to professional networking?

It seems that coffee is a staple of the workplace. So much that, in a previous workplace, it took 1 hour to raise funds for a new espresso machine as the current one broke down. Our culture is built ...
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How do I deal with a networking opportunity that's ambivalent about staying in touch?

I work with a STEM education nonprofit. A few weeks ago, I reached out to a local science museum hoping to establish a relationship and work on joint projects. I heard back from one of the people ...
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Is anyone out there successful at networking in IT? (I'm serious) [closed]

Does anyone out there actually get benefit from "networking" activities? Perhaps it's because I work in IT/Engineering. But I'm wondering if this is much ado about nothing. About two months ago, I ...
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I got a new job, and a friend turned hostile because of it. How to manage friendships professional network? [closed]

A friend of mine used to be a few steps ahead of my in his career. I was very happy for him, and I saw him as a trustworthy person and a future leader. He got into senior management in some startup, ...
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Is it necessary to put my full name on my Linkedin profile?

I want to create a Linkedin profile but I don't like to share my personal and anagraphic data publicly: as far as I know Linkedin shares generic personal info (i.e. profile picture, full name and city)...
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Shall I accept this "lunch and discussion" invite from a new LinkedIn contact?

A new LinkedIn contact that I thought to be a recruiter invited me to lunch to discuss about "technical environment" and "project management" in the company I work at. This person doesn't offer ...
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Should I accept invitations from recruiters after declining their offers via message?

I recently made a LinkedIn account as suggested in a course I completed. I am not active in it, but added my colleagues into "My Network". Even though I have stated in my profile I am not interested ...
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Survival without Linkedin profile in software industry [closed]

Internet is full of advantages of having a linkedin profile. I, despite being a software engineer, don't feel comfortable (and feel anxious a lot - extremely panic feeling) broadcasting myself and my ...
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Should I call or email to ask for a job?

I interned this past semester at a company I fell in love with. I worked hard and was able to work on a diverse range of projects with multiple teams in the organization. Near my last day I was at a ...
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Professional Etiquette for asking if a connection is interested in a job?

A few months ago, I had a few questions about possible career paths within my industry. One of my acquaintances put me in touch with one of his connections (I'll call him Joe), who is an expert in the ...
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Postpone a resume send request without losing a lead

Updated with more insight I've kept in touch with a senior manager in order to keep a lead for some job in a year or so (just started a new one). I emailed him recently to know things went on his ...
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How to ask client if job opening exists on behalf of a friend?

I have worked at a web dev agency about 5 months and get along with everyone. There is one particular client I do a lot of work for at this shop though contact is usually limited to meetings and the ...
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How to politely refuse to put someone in touch with my professional network?

Short version: I was asked by someone I hardly knew to put them in touch with someone in my professional network. I gave them a name, but I now feel uncomfortable with it. For the next time: How ...
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Telling a possible romantic interest that I cannot share my current industry contacts

I met someone recently who I originally thought was pleasant, smart and ambitious -- I still somewhat think that of her. The problem is now I realize she is pushing me to give her all of my recent ...
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While on a temp-to-perm assignment, how can I effectively ask for time off in order to interview for full-time positions? [duplicate]

I've been working while on a temp-to-perm contract, and recently a couple friends have helped to directly refer me to their companies - the recruiters of both companies promptly scheduled me for ...
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Ex colleague wants me to introduce them to my contact, we are in the same job pool

An ex-colleague has asked me to introduce them to a contact of mine. I would normally do so without hesitation, but we are currently looking for the same kind of job. I was even planning on talking to ...
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How to seek knowledge sharing from professional network without appearing self - serving or intrusive?

I am currently the team lead of the IT audit and risk team at my company. Recently business processes in IT are being re-engineered and management has approached us about assisting them to improve ...
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Performance review based on ability to network?

I work in the information security realm as an engineer. At our weekly company meeting, our boss said that part of performance reviews (a good weight I might add) depends on your ability to network ...
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What effect does listing an internal social contact have, when applying for a job?

I've applied to a few jobs at one place recently, and one of the questions that is asked is whether I have a family contact or social relationship contact within their company. I have a good friend ...
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How to improve chances of a networking response?

This is a fairly common challenge but I'm curious to hear about other people's success stories. I have a good 'network' on LinkedIn (1st degree connections). My network isn't made up of all the folks ...
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How to decline giving mobile number?

I recently came across an old college "friend" at an industry event. I really consider him more of an acquaintance since we only saw each other due to a mutual friend. Furthermore he had declined my ...
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Wasn't hired back after a successful internship. The hiring manager stopped replying to me about a year ago. Should I contact again? [closed]

I had an internship at this awesome company (a growing startup, ~150 employees) in my junior year of college. It seemed like it went really well; I got along great with everyone, my project went above ...
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Is it OK to let a supplier know I am looking for a new job?

I am working as a chemical engineer with a strong taste of IT in the mix, in Western Europe. I work closely with the technical expert of the company who develops the software I use daily on my job, ...
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The value of chitchat [closed]

Overall I believe I have some of the characteristics associated with a good employee. But one area I have always struggled with encompasses a lot of what falls outside one's hard job duties, such as ...
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Contact initial connection during interview?

I met someone at a conference who ended up being the president of a company operating in a different city. He forwarded my information to HR, and next thing I know, I have an interview. I did well ...
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How do you build relationship and network in life and work? [closed]

I'm a fresh graduate with no working experience. How can I build such relationships once I enter the workforce?
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How do I have a successful meeting with my CEO?

I will meet the CEO of my company together with several other randomly chosen employees. I work at a large corporation in the car industry. As a student I'm currently working on my bachelor thesis. I ...
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What constitute a favor from reportees? [closed]

I just shifted my residence and coincidentally one of my direct reports live nearby, so in order to save time I go to office with him. Likewise, upon return one of my other subordinate drops me half ...
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How to get the most out of "to HQ" trips?

Working remotely my company pays me a given number of trips to the company's headquarters each year. Each of them usually last one or two weeks. I use these opportunities to directly talk with my ...
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Company wants to know name of friend who referred me to unposted job

I wrote an inquiry email to an international company. In the email, I asked if they had some new jobs available. They were surprised to have received my email, because they had not yet announced ...
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Is creating a professional Facebook account considered suspicious?

I would like to create a professional Facebook account to interact with the people I work with and with potential clients. What I fear is that potential future employers or clients find a ...
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How to introduce myself appropriately when my former classmates are at senior positions in the same firm?

I was among the top few at my institute, and former classmates and professors respect me for that and in general. I landed a coveted job after graduation, but have changed jobs twice, with some gaps ...
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Contacted by recruiter, an old acquaintance works there, should I reach out to them?

I was recently contacted by a recruiter. I checked out the company website, and it turns out that I actually know one of their senior staff listed there. He was a fellow grad student at my university (...