7 Networking Tips in a Competitive Industry

Dumb Little Man

Regardless of the industry, networking is a must. You still need to network. Step Outside the Industry for Non-competitive Networking Options. There’s plenty of networking potential out there that doesn’t rely on your competition. How to Network Outside Your Field.

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Why Your Career Needs Reverse Mentoring

On The Job

That’s why more employers are starting to explore reverse mentoring. So Garrow, 51, began participating in the employer’s reciprocal mentoring program. He was partnered with 24-year-old Rebecca Kaufman who taught him how to use Twitter and get more out of professional networking sites.

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Brain picking and other mentoring benefits

Practically Perfect PA

In a recent survey conducted by Robert Walters it emerged that 32% of support staff do not think they would benefit from taking part in a formal mentoring programme and a further 76% have never been part of a mentoring programme.

Inside Ness – the Network for Essex Support Staff

Practically Perfect PA

As someone born and bred in Essex I am so pleased that we have a network connecting PAs in the area. Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? Seek out a mentor and join a professional organisation and relevant networks. About the network….

How to Find a Professional Mentor if You're in College

On The Job

That's what this organization I wrote about for Gannett/USA Today aims to do: Saquoia Lewis, 21, says she's always wanted a mentor. That's when Lewis found StudentMentor , a nonprofit organization that matches college students with volunteer mentors for free.

Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts about regional PA networks, we have the Peterborough PA network. Launched by Bethany Fovargue in 2013 this network has gone from strength to strength and Bethany is now asked to speak and promote the role of assistants all over the world. .

Solopreneurs, Who’s Your Mentor? Who’s Your Coach?

The Solopreneur Life

You might be a charter member of the Larry’s The Solopreneur Life, you likely read various blogs and books, and you probably belong to one or more networking groups. They are a wonderful way to develop your support network. Health Coach Exercise Goals Mentor

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? Find yourself a mentor that you look up to. I would also recommend joining a local PA network. This will mean that you get to meet other PA’s from all sectors and you will be able to network and develop.

How To Find Your Mentor

Productivity Bits

Whatever stage you are in your career, you need a mentor. A mentor brings out the best in you. You might be the king of experts in your company but you still need a mentor. A mentor does not only bring out the best in you, he or she also does keep your ego in check so you don’t go out of bounds. How does a Mentor differ from a Teacher? Simply put, a Teacher is a “push&# , a Mentor is a “pull&#. How do you find your mentor?

Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

While I don’t believe this entirely (to me, it’s both what you know and who you know), I definitely agree that having a strong professional network is a critically important part of creating career success. The power of a strong professional network makes it worthwhile.

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

People are undoubtedly the best asset of every firm and having a PA network will help confirm that PA’s are an important and integral part of the organisation. This would also help with their induction process and ideally a ‘buddy cover’ or mentor could be assigned.

Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

Practically Perfect PA

Networking can be a scary word can’t it? At the start of my career aged just 21, I had no real grasp of what networking was, nor was I interested in finding out. I now realise that these events had huge networking opportunities which I failed to appreciate.

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Building Your Network

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Building Your Network Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. The starting point in this process is to develop a deliberate and systematic approach to networking throughout your career.

7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Networking Mistakes

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

A great network is the foundation of every successful entrepreneurial career. To cut the preamble short: This quick-and-dirty article breaks down the seven most deadly networking mistakes I see all sorts of (otherwise smart) entrepreneurs making. Network for Direct Sales.

Top 5 Tips for Working With a Mentor

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Top 5 Tips for Working With a Mentor by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 25, 2010 The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Make sure that the mentor is aware of what you want from them e.g. cashflow advice.

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who network (think, “build relationship”) easily and with hardly a thought. For some people, building a solid network of colleagues and helpful professionals comes naturally. But for many, networking doesn’t come so easily. [It’s The great thing is that networking is a “soft skill” that can be learned by anyone. Networking comes under the heading of a life-long skill builder. Networking

Goodwill Offers Blue-Collar Workers a Way to Network

On The Job

I now understand that social networking online isn''t always easy for everyone. When Henry Ligier, 59, lost his job late last year after 20 years as a safety director for a paperboard manufacturer in Philadelphia, he admits he knew nothing about online job boards or social networking. "It

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“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who network (think, “build relationship”) easily and with hardly a thought. For some people, building a solid network of colleagues and helpful professionals comes naturally. But for many, networking doesn’t come so easily. [It’s The great thing is that networking is a “soft skill” that can be learned by anyone. Networking comes under the heading of a life-long skill builder. Tags: Networking

Five Ways to Network With the Boss

On The Job

Want to know a key player many people forget to network with these days? You may wonder why you need to network with the boss when a) you see him every day; and b) you see him every day, dammit. But networking involves much more than just trying to get new business or find a new job. So, let's look at some ways to network with the boss: 1. Mentor. What other ways can an employee effectively network with the boss?

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Business Networking - Ecademy Testimonials

Catch Friday

A long time ago I was on the Ecademy Business Network, which I joined in April 2005 and was on till I was banned by best practice until I wrote the blog to end all blogs on Ecademy! Jean (Gentle) Loyens Lawrence practices what he preaches; he believes in people power and he shares what he can to help fellow Ecademists - a true networker, who passes on contacts to people he thinks would benefit. His networking skills go way above expectations.

Desperately seeking support for your business? 3 tips for finding it without blowing your budget!

The Small Business Blog

If you have the money, then a good mentor is worth every penny. Peer mentoring. I personally benefit from this informal type of mentoring and highly recommend it if you can partner up with the right person. Obviously, this type of mentoring works particularly well if there is someone you already know and get on well with within your professional network. I remember once receiving an invitation to join a ‘mastermind’ group of female entrepreneurs.

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Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

A Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is a voluntary and dynamic community of SMEs that commit to working together for a period of at least six months (ideally, twelve months) to collectively seek opportunities to participate in collaborative projects of mutual business advantage.

How to stay on top of your marketing and networking tasks

Loosely Speaking

This blog will highlight the tip I provided at the meeting: Using the Marketing-Mentor 2009 Grow Your Business Marketing Plan + Calendar. In conjunction with the calendar is The Marketing Mix: Official Blog from Marketing-Mentor, [link].Â

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Don’t Go it Alone! Grow Your Business With a Mastermind Group

Step It Up VA Coaching

A coach or mentor can be an invaluable asset to help us focus on priorities, and give us encouragement. Along with the coach/mentor guiding the group, your ideal mastermind group is made up of peers with extensive experience in their individual fields. This peer-to-peer network is a great place to share ideas, get help when you’re stuck, brainstorm solutions, get inspiration, receive support – - and the list goes on. by Donna Toothaker.

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Personal Growth Is Your Responsibility

Office Dynamics

Having a mentor will help an assistant develop skills. Mentors are people who possess skills, knowledge, and attributes that you would like to also possess. You can grow a great deal as well by networking. This will help you build your network.

2015 190

How to Start a Mentorship Relationship Today

Eat Your Career

Having a mentor can elevate your professional capabilities exponentially. And—added bonus—mentors are amazing people. What Exactly Is a Mentor? A good mentor is wise and willing to share his or her knowledge and experiences in order to help you succeed.

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Don’t Go it Alone! Grow Your Business With a Mastermind Group

Step It Up VA Coaching

A coach or mentor can be an invaluable asset to help us focus on priorities, and give us encouragement. Along with the coach/mentor guiding the group, your ideal mastermind group is made up of peers with extensive experience in their individual fields. This peer-to-peer network is a great place to share ideas, get help when you’re stuck, brainstorm solutions, get inspiration, receive support – - and the list goes on. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 109

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Sharing expertise, mentoring and offering to cover for your colleague during their vacation or for a medical emergency, are all great contributors to peer synergy. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

2016 154

How to Use Downtime at Work Productively

Eat Your Career

Attend networking events. All too often, people only network when they need something—like a new job. So, no matter what your career ambitions may be, networking is a valuable strategy to engage in consistently.

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

Mentor someone in the company. If you really want to expand your network you need a seat at the table. You will expand your network. Judi is an expert on personal branding who helps professionals learn how to expand their network, embrace fear and get a competitive edge. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Career Management Interpersonal Skills Networking Professional Image Self Development Uncategorized

2017 131

Avoiding Startup Mistakes

The Small Business Blog

There is a great blog worth checking out on the Guardian Small Business Network by former Dragon James Caan. Since leaving the Den, Mr Caan now operates a startup loan and mentoring initiative that is sponsored by the UK Government.

2013 199

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

Office Dynamics

We then took a brief networking break for coffee and tea, and attendees were given a final opportunity at the Office Dynamics Conference to visit the Office Dynamics Boutique to pick up learning resources and books by our featured conference speakers, including Joan Burge.

2014 130

Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex, Founder and CEO of The Socialista Projects, Head of IMA Berlin and National Social Relations Officer, speaker, coach and mentor and all round superstar EA! Many members became close friends and mentors.

2017 186

Will Pilotworks Become the WeWork of Shared Commercial Kitchens?

Small Business Labs

These spaces also offer training, events, mentoring and access to food specific networking activities.  A lot of people think the coworking movement is only about shared office space, which is wrong. There are thousands of other types of shared workspaces in the U.S.,

2018 176

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Customer service procedures and.

Service Untitled

You would take lessons, learn the skill, and try your newly learned abilities while accompanied by your coach or mentor. Offer role-playing, mentoring and carefully select those employees who can resolve, address and deal with customers in a positive manner. Networking.

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Emmawalkeruk: Business mentor and virtual assistant trainer. The club offers great networking opportunities. JuliePerrine: Founder of All Things Admin, mentor, professional speaker and leadership trainer. thepahub: A great professional network in Yorkshire for PAs and EAs.

How to Build Your Career: 5 Simple Rules to Succeed

Dumb Little Man

You can take online courses or even find a mentor online. Networking is Essential. Apart from networking in person, you should also create accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. They are perfect if you are looking to expand your network of professional contacts.

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5 Simple Career Management Tips Everyone Should Follow Starting Now

Eat Your Career

Associations look great on your resume and are helpful networks to tap when job searching, but don’t wait until you need the support. Get a mentor. A professional mentor can help guide you through your career by sharing his or her experiences and offering practical advice.

2011 277

10 Tips to Beat the Overwhelm and Stay Focused

Office Organization Success

With all the information that’s thrown at us via our inbox, social networks, and even through the mail, it’s so easy to become side-tracked and lose that focus and, like many business owners, I’m guessing you only have a certain number of hours in the day to work on your business.

2015 259

Lots of new speakers added to the Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

Amanda Johnson of VACT Limited, is a Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer and Mentor offering a variety of courses and workshops, both free and paid to help both aspiring, new and experienced Virtual Assistants to launch, create and grow their own successful VA business.

2017 159

3 Reasons to Have Portable Restrooms at Your Next Events

Small Business CEO

Holding events regularly is a great marketing and networking strategy every business owner should consider. Additionally, by holding an event you get an opportunity to learn from others, meet mentors and even investors or partners.

2019 62

Are You Worried You're Not Unique at Work?

On The Job

You've heard the advice: If you're a woman or a minority and want to get ahead in a highly competitive field, look for a mentor to champion you. But the downside to that strategy happens when others like you want the same mentor. She and her mentor, Professor Kathleen L.

2012 188

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Look out for and take advantage of networking events and skills development wherever possible. Explore whether your organisation has a mentoring programme or a buddy system of some kind, that could give you exposure to different roles while you are a PA.

2017 188