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How to network with former colleagues after being terminated

Should I now add them on LinkedIn? Yes. Why not? Should I ask if I could use them as a reference? Again, yes. However, if they have not worked with you (directly or indirectly), it might be ...
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Dealing with antisemitism at a networking event

You probably did the best thing by letting the matter rest. A stranger to you was explicitly asked (by whom, is unclear) "if he thought Israel had a right to exist", and said "no". ...
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Dealing with antisemitism at a networking event

First, we need to frame the problem correctly. You've said: Shortly thereafter, he was asked if he thought Israel had a right to exist and he answered "no". You are also adding some ...
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Dealing with antisemitism at a networking event

I Umm'd and aaahh'd about answering this. So to start with, so you know the perspective I'm coming from: Tomorrow the IDF could affix bayonets and pull out the Flamethrowers and I'd still consider ...
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Is it OK to pass hiring manager info to old boss?

If you don't want to do it, the answer is simple - just don't. Politely tell your "old company top boss" that you don't feel comfortable with it. If you do want to get involved, talk with ...
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How do I apply for software engineering/coding internships (part-time) as a high school student

If I was reviewing potential applications and I read yours, the first thing I would do is chuck it in the bin. And I suspect this is part of your problem. You say you have 5 years experience. If you ...
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How to network for senior level jobs?

My take is that there are (at least) two sorts of networking in the world: Genuine, "old school" networking where you connect with peers in your industry on a long-term basis with no ...
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Dealing with antisemitism at a networking event

There are two issues here, discussing polarizing issues at a networking event, and your freezing. A better response might have been to deflect the conversation before it got to that stage. "We ...
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Dealing with antisemitism at a networking event

If you're in a professional context and someone says something that you find objectionable, there are several different approaches that you can take: You can ignore it and continue the conversation (...
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How to engage with senior executives for professional networking?

I'm unsure as to whether the rejection was a recruiter oversight or a 'genuine' rejection where I was trumped by someone with better experience or whether they already had someone in mind (in which ...
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How to engage with senior executives for professional networking?

Networking has been oversold and mis-described. It can't be manufactured out of a passing contact. If they don't consider you at least a friend, it ain't gonna happen. If you insist on trying to ...
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Networking for "failed" job applications (for both employees and employers)

Generally the folks reading the applications are not particularly interested in adding random people to their networks. Unless you are particularly interesting, there's just no significant advantage ...
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Is it OK to pass hiring manager info to old boss?

Is this common? Yes, quite so. Are there any legal issues I should be aware of? Unlikely, but if you want to be sure: read your contract and employee handbook Should I inform my boss at New ...
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How do I apply for software engineering/coding internships (part-time) as a high school student

Since your goal is to earn some money, there are several ways to go. One is to go door to door talking to small businesses in your area. These will never take on an intern but will be willing to give ...
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How exactly does one actively network when looking for a new job?

"Hey, Fred, if you hear about a job in your company that I might be a good fit for, please call my attention to it or pass them my name or both. I'm particularly interested in X, Y, and Z, but I ...
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How exactly does one actively network when looking for a new job?

How exactly does one actively network when looking for a new job? Phone calls, emails, lunches, dinners, conferences, etc. Presumably, you have friends within your profession. Some of those friends ...
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How to network for senior level jobs?

You can start by working on your LinkedIn profile. Fill the parts of the profile that are incomplete. Add details about education and past jobs which may be missing and expand on the existing ones as ...
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Dealing with antisemitism at a networking event

I started to write about the multiple misunderstandings in this question about what "semitic" means, what "antisemitic" means, and the distinction between a people, a government, ...
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How to network with former colleagues after being terminated

Should I now add them on LinkedIn? Should I ask if I could use them as a reference? You should reach out and ask them if you could use them as a reference, and if it would be okay to add them on ...
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How do I apply for software engineering/coding internships (part-time) as a high school student

Let me provide my two cents on this, having just been in a similar situation to yours (in EU though, so your mileage may vary on some points). If I could say one thing to the past me looking for ...
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How to engage with senior executives for professional networking?

How should I best articulate my ongoing interest, in a professional but non-desperate way (on this occasion but hoping to use the approach for similar future occasions as well)? I don't think you ...
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What factors should I consider when deciding whether to create separate StackExchange IDs for work/non-work?

I have always just used my personal SE account in places I’ve worked at. Often times I have used a plethora of my other personal accounts for different websites too. In an IT role I find this is often ...
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