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Network Like a CHAMP Networking Activity Journal

Networking Goals: How Much Networking Is Enough?

After a conference or corporate training event, I try to follow up with each participant. Have they made progress toward their goals? Are they using what they learned? What questions do they have? How can I help? This week, someone sent me the following response. Their question is one that other people may also wonder…

"Don't I know you?"

“Don’t I know you?” A lesson in inclusion

A fantastic question landed in my inbox, and I wanted to share it with you. “If I run into someone I know, presenting in a different gender outside of work, how should I handle that? Do I acknowledge that I recognize them? If so, do I use the name I know them as, or do…

Unemployed Isn't "Unemployable"

Unemployed, Not “Unemployable”

Have you ever received a job application from someone who isn’t currently working? Were you quick to move it to the bottom of the pile? Do you equate “unemployed” with “unemployable”? Be honest. It’s ok to admit that we’re biased. We are biased, it’s human nature. It’s easy to continue doing the things we’re familiar…

Recruiting Millennials means attracting qualified candidates of all ages

Recruiting Millennials (and everyone else, too)

Employees are your most valuable asset. If you want your business to thrive, you need to find and hire top talent. Despite the different channels that you can use to find the right people for the job, there are challenges that you’ll have to overcome during the process. Recruiting Millennials, not to mention retaining them,…

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Podcast Hosts: How to Expand Your Reach

After more than 40 podcast appearances, I’ve learned a simple trick for hosts to grow their audiences. (I don’t host yet, but when I do, this will be top of mind!) If you host an interview podcast, put your guest’s name in the episode title. Why? Fans of your guest can easily find the episode…

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Veterans: A High-Potential Talent Pool

In response to my article Job Descriptions: 4 Tips for Attracting Diverse Candidates, reader Jamie Costello asked to write about the importance of hiring veterans in the private sector. His article appears in its entirety, below. Any manager or business owner will tell you that trying to get the right talent for their business is…

Book: NBB Companion Workbook

Are you read to transform your career, one relationship at a time?Order Your Copy Today!Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career. We all face challenges in making meaningful connections, especially with people who differ from us in significant…

Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive Leadership: Make It a Management Priority

What Is Inclusive Leadership? Inclusive leadership is a complicated topic. Leadership itself is multifaceted, and we’ve seen a change in leadership over time. Leadership used to be very focused on command-and-control. Then the concept of servant leadership came into vogue, where leadership was about service to the people that you were leading. I also love…

Job Descriptions: Focus on Activities

Job Descriptions: Focus on Activities

In response to a recent Lead at Any Level post regarding job descriptions that attract diverse candidates, Omer Molad at Vervoe offers the following additional advice. (Editor’s note: This content originally appeared on the Vervoe blog and has been republished here at the request of the author.) Here’s how to write a job description that will attract…

Network on Twitter program

Program: Networking on Twitter

Program Description Do you want to expand your personal and professional network quickly and on a global scale? Twitter allows you to do all this and more. In just over a year, I went from not having a Twitter account to amassing 19K followers (and counting!) who are aligned with my brand. In this program,…

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