Professional Networking News Friday, Oct 17 2008 

7 Tips To Manage and Organize A Job Search

Track your network contacts. As you start networking you’ll meet people that become a part of your professional network. It isn’t enough to just collect business cards, LinkedIn contacts, etc. You NEED to have a management tool to …

Freelance Designer’s Guide to Networking – Part 2: Networking Online

Professional Networking Sites:. LinkedIn. Xing. Facebook. Networking/Communication Tools:. Skype. Twitter. Blogs. Examples of Networking/Streaming Sites:. Jon Phillips. Collis Ta’eed. In case you missed it, see the first post in the …

JobeeHive : an interesting counterpart to LinkedIn

The professional networking feature in JobeeHive seems to be retrofitted into the company and compensation review features. As an example, it would have been good if JobeeHive had a community feature around companies as well as features …

NETWORKING: One of the Reasons You Joined

So often, fraternity/sorority members want to build a vast social and professional network before they join, but then after they’re a member they choose to be satisfied with the two or three dozen other members that have joined. …

Top 3 Reasons to use LinkedIn Answers

Build Your Professional Network: Your participation (either asking the question or providing the answer) on LinkedIn Answers is guaranteed to support you in enriching and growing your professional network at LinkedIn. …

Madison Who’s Who Member Recognition – Dr. George P. Daskaleas

Follow the Madison Who’s Who blog for more member news as well as articles on advancing your career through professional networking. Only Madison Who’s Who members have the privilege of networking with each other and gaining the …

linkedin competitor launches

Talkbiznow is a UK-based professional networking site that actually encourages connections and selling between contacts, something that is frowned upon at competitor LinkedIn. Users can post ads for jobs and connect with other business …

Networking Effectively Friday, Aug 22 2008 

When you go to a business networking event make sure you have plenty of business cards. Getting exposure is critical in accomplishing effective global networking. I have my business cards everywhere; in my wallet, in my planner, in my car, in my computer bag, and my briefcase.

My family members also have my cards,and give them out to everyone they talk to. As networking specialist for Entrepreneur Magazine, Ivan Misner points out, the business card is the single most powerful business tool you can invest in.

The two main functions of your card are to gain business from the person you give it to and to get your name out to other people from this person who now has your cards. When you give out your card, always write something personal on it.

This will give that card a greater chance to be held onto by the receiver. Be sure to give them more than just one card, however, so they can pass them out. A classic tip for receiving cards is to make notes on the card shortly afterwards, in order to jog your memory about that person.

Contact them after the event to say something nice and mention something specific from your meeting; this helps to remind them who you are and think about you when a potential referral comes their way.

Keep in mind, effective gloabal networking does not have to be something to dread. If you shudder just thinking about it, I challenge you to start practicing. Pick a small event where you know most of the people and feel relatively comfortable.