Networking

Networking, Professional Identity, Strategy

When to Take an Internship


Internships can be an effective way to make a transition out of school or into a new career. But they aren’t always the right decision. Any internship you accept should be relevant to your ultimate career goal (i.e. next permanent position) in one of two ways: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities or Domain Expertise   In

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Networking

Context at Work


Context makes networking easier. With context, candidates have a plausible foundation on which to establish a relationship, however brief. That’s not to say it’s impossible to succeed without pre-established context, but the less you have upfront the more improvisation is required. Without context candidates have a greater burden to use other means of establishing rapport.

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Networking, Tools

LinkedIN | Follow the Yellow Brick Road


If you don’t have a LinkedIN account, sign up here (New User Guide also here) A LinkedIN account is essential to managing your lean career and job search. LinkedIN provides two main benefits. Digital Rolodex First, LinkedIN will function as your digital Rolodex from here on out. After each interaction—from a planned informational interview to

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Intro to the Lean Career, Networking, The Legacy Career

The Value of Information: Risk All Around


During the Legacy Career candidates relied on an enduring network of connections for the information necessary to build a career. As the job market shifted and those connections were lost, new information asymmetry problems emerged. Candidates who directly engage them succeed. Information asymmetry exists when one person in an exchange has more information than another.

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