A guide to networking

Practically Perfect PA

Whether you’re networking online or face-to-face, it can play a vital role in securing your next job opportunity. Networking the old-fashioned way, face-to-face, is still an important route to building lasting connections with people that can benefit your career. Offline networking. The challenge is choosing the right ones to attend; networking at the wrong events will waste your time and dent your confidence. Approach networking like a job interview.

Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. Networking is without a doubt a valuable skill set and resource tool but for many it can involve going outside our comfort zone when confronted with the notion of chatting to a complete stranger. I won’t lie – I was feeling slightly daunted when faced with the prospect of attending the Gala Dinner Networking Event at Executive Secretary LIVE on my own. So why should you network as a PA?

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Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

Back in November I had the pleasure of speaking to 50 assistants who were attending a networking event organised by ACE (Assistant Community EMEA), an internal networking group set up by assistants at BlackRock. I must say I was completely bowled over by the event, which is not something I have often said about networking events for assistants! I was asked to speak about networking and how beneficial it is for assistants.

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

A place to come, learn and realise that there was at least one other PA that felt the same way you did and was facing the same every day issues you were (and some of the triumphs too!) Over the last few years there are plenty more online communities and in more recent times we have taken networking to a whole new level with local networks, organised by assistants, springing up all over the place. First up we have the Edinburgh PA Network. The PAs behind the Network.

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…. What made you decide to set up the network? Essex has been lacking a network, the odd one or two have popped up over the past few years, but they for various reasons fallen by the wayside.

2016 164

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

After a few years of becoming their Head Receptionist and not learning anything new I was ready for a new challenge. Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? 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. I would also learn earlier on how to train yourself to switch off. About the network…. Network details….

Networking best practices for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Networking is really important. We are behind the scenes specialists, we are not encouraged to put ourselves out there and even if we did want to get involved in a networking event we are often too busy to leave the office. The problem is networking is really important. We don’t have many career advancing opportunities and networking can help us learn from each other. Assistants that are good at networking are also a real benefit to their organisation.

2014 178

An Interview the LUMINI Network – A Peer to Peer Advisory Group for Administrative Professionals

Admin Awards

Admin Awards Founder Sunny Nunan interviews the Co-Founders of LUMINI Network, Sean Magennis and Jackie Ludwig, which is a peer to peer advisory group for Administrative Professionals inspired by their work together at Young Presidents Organization (YPO). On this next edition of Backbone LIVE!

2021 52

Ep 117: Cathy Rong – Lead Executive Assistant at Complex Network

Go Burrows

Cathy Rong is the Lead Executive Assistant in the Office of the CEO at Complex Network. Cathy Rong is the Lead Executive Assistant, Office of the CEO at Complex Network. Prior to Complex, Cathy held executive assistant positions within the advertising and creative industries.

2021 66

Network Like It's 1959

On The Job

You may also want to heed another fashion from that era: in-person networking. You're not likely to see anyone on Mad Men use online social networking to forge a relationship although they do put the "social" in networking with their lunch meetings and after-hour soirees. While she believes those social networks are useful, we all should learn to embrace "retro" techniques. Learn from the masters. Make social networking more useful.

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. An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help. Some potential ideas for a network are: Create a dedicated electronic forum in order to share best practice and information.

2015 141

Learn Why Social Networks Fail

Catch Friday

A lot of networkers on Ecademy are super people who have a. Business Scene, Steven Healey and some friends who have stayed friends, even despite my having been booted off that network for my sarcasm and naiviety. of the network along with his wife Penny. networkers that ruled Ecademy, which was very hard to penetrate. I remember that Blackstars were the buzz, the B was the buzz word, and when I first joined the network I wanted so much to be one, but.

How to Build a Powerful Professional Network

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Build a Powerful Professional Network.”. That’s why, in this beautiful month of love, I’ll be showing you how to build a powerful professional network. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Your professional network can be your most powerful business asset or your biggest liability. Unfortunately, many people don’t pay much attention to their network until they need something (like a new job).

2019 109

Social Network Tips for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Why Every Small Business Needs to Learn About APIs

Small Business CEO

Implementing APIs can be especially useful for small and midsize businesses that are struggling to reach digital audiences in highly saturated and tightly controlled networks and markets.… APIs or application programming interfaces are the lifeblood of most successful digital companies.

2021 80

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. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think about expanding their network until they need something—like a job. Building a strong professional network doesn’t happen overnight, and these relationships are useful for more than just job search assistance.

The Advantages of Using LMS Platforms For E-Learning

Small Business CEO

A learning management system is basically a software program for the management, instruction, documentation, scheduling, tracking, assessment, automation, and distribution of online learning courses, educational applications, or training and development programs.

2021 83

Pros_LifeCoach: RT @SmartIncomeBlog: Business Lessons I Learned From Watching “The Social Network” [link]

Clutter Coach

Pros_LifeCoach: RT @SmartIncomeBlog: Business Lessons I Learned From Watching “The Social Network” [link

2010 100

How I Learned to Love Selling (and How You Can Too)

Success

With this new idea, I learned to stop worrying and love sales. Back in the days when I bought into the hyperbole of The Hustle™, I went to a lot of networking meetups. I urge you to abandon networking in favor of relationship building , especially in your business.

2021 91

How Assistants Can Use Social Networking

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

2014 127

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Part of what makes it such a great personal development program is that speakers are always bringing in excellent ideas for others to learn from. Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. N-Networks —What groups or organizations are they a member of? Tags: Networking

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

2014 116

4 Stress-Free Networking Opportunities for Women

Office Dynamics

Of course, the best way to start making advances towards your new career is to network with people who already have their foot in the door. While networking is often a very successful way to find a job, it can be quite stressful, especially for introverts. But there are more ways to network these days than simply going to a mixer hosted by a professional group, and even better, many of them can actually help you reduce stress. Photo via Flickr by Eugene Kim.

2017 103

Can Body Language Be Learned?

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund body language career advice career management career planning interview Job Advice Job Search landingexpert networkingTen minutes after I meet with a coaching client for the first time, the client is facing my video camera for 60 to 90 seconds. Then we watch the video together. Differently from in real life and because we have modern technology, I can separate the impression—and the client’s image—from the spoken words. I simply [.].

Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. From building up a strong client base to creating opportunities for new ventures and collaborative projects, good networking skills will help you to make your business grow and thrive in this competitive commercial environment. It’s important to understand that networking opportunities aren’t limited to conferences and corporate events.

Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

The workplace requires you keep up-to-date about developments in your field and improve your work skills through ongoing learning. Learn instead to become a team player and to strike a good balance between work and family responsibilities. Practise time management skills and schedule time each week for networking. Learn to manage your supervisor by taking initiative, being professional and resourceful.

2012 170

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Part of what makes it such a great personal development program is that speakers are always bringing in excellent ideas for others to learn from. Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. N-Networks —What groups or organizations are they a member of? Networking

What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas

Office Dynamics

Continue pursuing opportunities to learn and be challenged. The post What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas appeared first on Office Dynamics. When I was asked to speak at the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I was ecstatic. It was the first time my company OfficeTeam was participating in the event. And in my nearly 20 years around the administrative staffing industry, I had heard only fantastic things about the conference.

2016 125

Skillshare: On-Demand Learning for Freelancers (and others)

Small Business Labs

  Skillshare is an online education platform with over 5 million users and over 20,000 classes taught by a network of 6,000 teachers across dozens of fields.  This means most of their classes have topics of interest to freelancers interested in learning new business related skills, such as technology, web development and design, creative skills and classes on entrepreneurship.

2018 100

4 Social Networking Pitfalls … And How To Avoid Them

Office Organization Success

Social networking sites originally became popular as a way for friends to stay in touch with one another and to keep up-to-date with what was happening in their lives, but they quickly became a place for business owners to grow their networks too. If you decide that social networking is one of the lead generation strategies that you want to implement then you need to be consistent in your approach to make it successful. Inform your network, not sell to them. (c)

2009 140

Business Networking - How to Grow Your Online #Networking Into Real Relationships #smmanners

Stephanie LH Calahan

I asked my expert panel: Social Networking is a popular activity, but truly effective business people know that using online communication tools is about more than publishing content.    How do you use social networking to grow connections into relationships?    Please share the social networking tool and the technique you use. I love social networking but have learned that a whole slew of followers is not as profitable as one fan!

2011 197

Grill Your Way to Network Success

On The Job

Engineers and scientists are often found in their labs, but this story shows they're smart enough to know the value of breaking out of their routine and networking. Some believe they're doomed to spend their lives isolated within their own departments because they can't master the networking skills necessary to advance their careers. While they haven't started hitting the golf course to make valuable connections, they've found another way to network.

Are You Boring Your Network Silly?

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Are You Boring Your Network Silly? Heres a task for you today: Find a different story line to tell your network. Send them a note and tell them something great you learned in your job search. Because the first chance they get, theyll leave and wont care if theyre part of your network anymore.

“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. Everywhere you go…there’s somebody new to learn to know! 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. Ask questions and learn about the members near you.

Networking While in Transition is the Key to Success

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Networking While in Transition is the Key to Success On July 11, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Becoming unemployed is likely a sudden, unexpected event, and most people do not have the networking skills needed to immediately switch gears and begin efficiently developing job leads.

How To Learn Something New Every Day (And Actually Do Something With It)

Productivityist

For years I kept reading blogs, listening to interviews and watching TED talks, without implementing what I’d learned. That’s why today I’ll not only show you what you can do to learn something new every day, but also how to actually do something with it. where to find new things to learn, every single day, how to consume them without going into overdrive. You’ll feel a lot better about the things you do learn, because you’re actually backing them up with actions.

2016 70

Learn How to Post A Job On LinkedIn Like A Pro Recruiter

Recruit CRM

A social networking site that primarily focuses on professional networking and career development, you can extensively use this platform to find a perfect job or internship. However, they can even recommend such candidates from their own network.

2020 83

Business Networking - Breaking the Ice & Starting the Conversation #business #productivity

Stephanie LH Calahan

Business Networking!    Many of my clients tell me that they would rather have a root canal than go to a local event to network! There are a number of elements to effectively networking and growing relationships that ultimately grow your business.  When you have the opportunity to meet someone face-to-face, what is your most effective networking tip for breaking the ice?  The "Magic" Ice Breaker For Networking Events.

2011 208

“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. Everywhere you go…there’s somebody new to learn to know! 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. Ask questions and learn about the members near you.

High Level Executive Assistant Seeks Networking Association

Office Dynamics

I am trying to find a local networking association. I want to network with other "executive" admins and C-level supporters. Thanks for submitting your question on networking in your area. You can go with the purpose of learning what they offer in the program and to network with others. This is a great way to expand your admin network and just because they aren’t local doesn’t mean they won’t be there when you need to call upon some help from your peers.

Can Virtual Assistants provide social networking support?

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Can Virtual Assistants provide social networking support? Social networking became the trendiest way to stay connected in 2008. This phenomenal growth of a new medium has me asking some questions: Just because you use social media, does that qualify you to charge other people to let you handle their social networking activities? She offers training and support in many services, including social networking.

2009 100

What You Can Learn from @Charter about Social Media

Tips From T. Marie

Blogging & Social Media Business Tutoring charter charter communication internet connections lessons online social networking social media tweet twitterAs a Virtual Online Technology Assistant and a small business owner who has had a good deal of success using social media I’m often asked by others about how to use social media successfully for their own businesses.