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How exactly does one actively network when looking for a new job?

I often hear that getting a job has more to do with networking than it does with sending in a resume to a job opening, especially these days. What exactly does "networking" mean in this ...
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How to network for senior level jobs?

I have a senior role in my company where I supervise a small team. I decided to look for opportunities in other companies where there are more possibilities for career development. I also decided to ...
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Dealing with antisemitism at a networking event

I was at a holiday networking mixer and was talking with a middle eastern man about unrelated business talk, a couple people floated in, and the conversation turned to global economic events, and then ...
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How to network with former colleagues after being terminated

I was terminated without cause from a job that I didn't really like. I found the workplace to be toxic with internal politics. Nevertheless there were some people, in other departments, that I worked ...
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How to engage with senior executives for professional networking?

I've been networking (or trying to) with senior executives (VP/C-level) over the last few months, in search for my next role. I've had some success in scoring brief conversations with a few generous ...
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How do I apply for software engineering/coding internships (part-time) as a high school student

I am a current high school student (senior year) with approximately 5 years of programming experience in full-stack web development, game development, and general scripting (C#, Python, JS, Java). I ...
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Networking for "failed" job applications (for both employees and employers)

Job seekers send out about 250 resumes, and companies have to sift through all these resumes. Highly qualified candidates may not get an interview, or even if they do they are rejected in favor of a ...
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Is it OK to pass hiring manager info to old boss?

I work in software. I have recently switched jobs, from Old Company to New Company, a few months back. Old Company, among other things, hires out consultants. I am on good terms with Old Company, and ...
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What is the value of an old reference?

A little background, I worked at a company for two years out of college. I left this company almost eight years ago now. While the role offered very good experience and was a solid stepping stone for ...
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What're the point of internal networking within the same company if nowadays people change jobs so frequently? [closed]

People say network to get a job. However... What're the point of internal networking within the same company if nowadays people change jobs so frequently? Especially compensation for job hopping is ...
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How to network with senior managers within the company?

First thing first. If you google this question, very likely you would result in bunch of hollow advice like, 'just be yourself, they are also human beings'. Or something like, 'they are more than ...
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How to network while being beneficial to oneself professionally?

The way of professional networking has been portrayed as 'helping others', for example by supporting them professionally and making them look good, and hoping that someday in the future the goodwill ...
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Escaping Academia: Does networking on LinkedIn work? [closed]

For those people who have never heard about informational interviews I am posting a link to this article (I am not affiliated / not endorsing "Cheeky"): https://cheekyscientist.com/what-i-...
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Is it a good idea to refer a good friend who is looking for cofounders for his project to another good friend of mine if I care about our friendship? [closed]

A friend of mine has started a startup where he wants to develop a very technical product that requires quite a bit of expertise in cloud solutions. He asked me if I knew anyone who might be ...
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Interviewer wanted to connect with me on LinkedIn the day after the interview, is this appropriate?

I want to clarify that prior questions were about the interviewee contacting the interviewer. This question is about the opposite, where the interviewer contacts the interviewee. I had an initial, ...
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Should you remain seated or stand up when someone at a workplace networking comes to speak to you?

I'm a recent graduate and just completed my vacation work at one of the big Accounting firms. On Friday, they had a social/drinks which was really just to chat and network amongst the team. If you are ...
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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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