True. Holiday time is a great opportunity to close the books, kick up your feet, relax, enjoy, and reconnect with friends and family. If you are job searching, it is also a great time to build momentum and stand out from the crowd. It is possible that recruiters and organizations will use some of the next few weeks to regroup and plan for the next year as recruiting season speeds up in January. Wouldn't you like to be top of mind while they are planning?
Here are some ideas to maximize this opportunity...
The slow summer days are soon coming to an end. For the university students out there summer ending means summer internship recruiting beginning. For the rest of the professionals out there, the next few weeks may present a window of opportunity to catch those recruiters and company contacts in a good mood as they bask in the glow of summer rest and relaxation. What this all means to all of you is that now is a great time to schedule your information interviews or as I prefer to call them
Today, in Lessons From the Road, we hear from Tom Wilson, Chairman of Lime Connect’s Global Board of Directors. Tom has been closely engaged with Lime Connect with from the beginning. As Global Head of Talent Sourcing and Recruiting at Merrill Lynch, Tom led the firm’s decision to become a founding Lime partner. Since then, Tom has played an active role not only in defining and driving the Lime mission, but also in providing guidance and insight to students as they begin to navigate their careers. Today, Tom is head of Talent Acquisition for OppenheimerFunds, Inc..
We all know that the best way to get a new job is through a personal connection. But the chances are slim that someone in your network knows someone who knows someone working in your ideal company. And it does take effort to go out in the world and network at events. But, thanks to the power of social media, those chances for connection can greatly increase and your effort input can greatly decrease. That's because companies like LinkedIn automatically expand your personal network in a meaningful, dramatic...
(I am taking a break from our series on Etiquette to address the following question.)
"How do I stand out in an informational interview?" is a question I heard this week from one of our Network members. First of all, let's be honest, the term "informational interview" is a bit lacking. While these conversations are an opportunity to get information and help you understand career paths, they can also be powerful door openers and network builders. So moving forward I suggest we use a new term: "InfoRelational Interviews."