Why I Always Followed up with People Who Didn’t Sign Severance Papers (General Releases)

Evil HR Lady

My job share partner and I would follow up with anyone who didn’t sign. We followed up with him, and he still hadn’t signed, so we turned it over to our boss, the in-house attorney. She followed up with him and came back to us and said that he wasn’t signing because he was so independently wealthy that this much severance would just be a tax headache.

2018 136

Conference Attendance and Wayward Practices


I recently returned home from an HR industry conference bewildered and concerned about what is happening to these types of conferences and our opportunities to network and learn from peers. I have always valued the time I spend at conferences. What are Conferences For? Conferences are for learning, for expanding our minds and revealing practices that work and processes that don’t. That is for booth time and follow-up calls. .

2014 121

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3 Reasons to Start Speaking at Industry Conferences

Ms. Career Girl

The post 3 Reasons to Start Speaking at Industry Conferences appeared first on Ms. The following is a guest post by Brendan Alan Barrett. His bio follows. Aurora, whose career in marketing communications has included roles with Nestlé USA, Burson-Marstellar, and Fleishman Hillard, says that this kind of differentiation is, “So important when you are early in your career and trying to establish your personal brand… [It] gives you a leg up.”.

2016 219

Follow Up–Practioner's Criticism into SHRM's Blog Squad


Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Guest , HR Follow Up–Practioner’s Criticism into SHRM’s Blog Squad Posted on 11 July 2010. Prior to the conference I had a guest post, Practioner’s Criticism into SHRM’s Blog Squad. Direct from SHRM HQ, generalist make up a large majority of members at a whopping 52%.

2010 93

Conference Time: Never Miss a Great Networking Opportunity Again!

Careers Done Write

Networking at a conference is akin to shooting fish in a barrel. Yet, how often do you leave a conference with a pocketful of cards for people you never intend to contact? The following are a few tips so you will never miss a great networking opportunity again. Hotel rooms at the conference site sell-out quickly. Good follow-up. After the conference, use this information to send a brief follow-up message. conferences networking

2015 135

The Basic Steps to Put Together a Conference

Ms. Career Girl

Putting together a conference is a daunting task, but it also is an opportunity to show so many relevant qualities in anyone’s career ladder. A successful conference does great things for all involved – you get a pat on the back, your team gains great experience, your company gets good rep, and all its attendees get to learn new things and meet new people. The most basic thing that you need to be very clear on is WHAT the conference is about. Follow up, follow up, follow up!

2014 122

after I applied for a job, the HR rep viewed my LinkedIn profile — should I follow up with her?

Ask A Manager

On Friday, I received an email from LinkedIn indicating that the HR director who is the contact point for the position had looked up my profile. It could mean that she was idly killing time looking up info on applicants while waiting for a conference call to start. Or yes, it could mean that she was interested in your application and decided to look up more info on you.

2014 66

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Big Conferences

Career Realism

We all know the importance and benefit of going to annual industry or career conferences. How To Get The Most Out Of Big Conferences Attending a big conference is really no different than any other in person networking event you attend, other than it’s huge and the choices are expansive. Here are five preparation tips I use to get the absolute most out of my big conference experiences: 1. How do you prepare for big conferences?

2013 56

how long should you wait on a conference call when no one else has joined?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: As I sit here on hold for a conference call that was scheduled to begin 10 minutes ago, I wonder if there is a generally accepted practice around how long to wait in these situations. If it’s people who you manage, I’d wait five minutes at most (and if I were really busy or couldn’t do other work while I was on hold, it might be less) and then hang up.

2013 60

should a resigning employee have to reimburse us for costs of a future conference he signed up for?

Ask A Manager

We have a modest conference allowance for each person in our department, usable by each employee in whichever way they see fit (with veto input from me, their manager. We don’t want to pay for them to go to surfing conference in Hawaii, as nice as that would be). A few months ago, a programmer signed up for a conference that takes place a few months from now, in another state that would require airfare and hotel, and booked it under his name, as you would expect.

2014 56

update: my boss thinks I should share a hotel room with a stranger at a conference

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer whose boss wanted her to share a hotel room with a stranger at conference, after she’d won a scholarship to attend that was actually saving her company significant money? Here’s the first update: I had the follow-up discussion with my boss today, and in short, I won the battle but I started a war. He denied having stated to me that I was approved to attend a conference, thereby undermining my entire argument.

Job Searching at SXSW? Here’s 5 Tips


Conferences are amazing places for recruiters to source for talent but are equally important for job seekers who are in the market for a job. As a blogger and writer online, I prefer online networking but in person opportunities are even more important especially at a conference as big as SXSW. I’ve compiled some job search advice for individuals trying to make the most of their SXSW experience: Job Search Advice for From Conference to Expo Hall.

2012 98

Start Focusing On New, Creative Networking Ideas

Tim's Strategy

” Here’s my post: This year I attended my first South By Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin, TX. What started as a music conference now includes film and interactive (social media). It’s a big conference with tons of great speakers , panels and other events to get you thinking down new paths. ” It was unique – And it nicely broke up the traditional (sometimes dull) conversation.

Questioning Candidates About Learning

Hiring Technical People

His question: You are allocated a training budget, what is the first course, conference or workshop you would attend? This is an excellent question to see if people are keeping up with thinking about what they want to learn. I would follow up with “Why?&# The one concern I have is that there are some great candidate who’ve been beaten unto thinking they don’t “deserve&# training.

2008 120

5 Networking Mistakes You're Making & How to Avoid Them | Career.

Career Rocketeer

Avoid the following mistakes in order to make the most of your interactions at conferences, meetups, and meetings: Mistake #1: Showing up unprepared You should have a good idea about who’s attending the event, the topic at hand, and what you’re hoping to get out of going. Mistake #3: Being unapproachable or rude On the opposite end of the spectrum is showing up to an event with a “know-it-all” or unapproachable attitude.

2011 61

How to Be a Successful and Persuasive Communicator While Working Remotely

Ms. Career Girl

Create polished presentations to either show via conference call or email ahead of your meeting. Before jumping on a conference call, practice on your computer by recording yourself and playing it back to see how you present on camera.

2020 168

8 Steps to Build Relationships After a Networking Event

Career Realism

For bigger conferences, we spend even more time preparing for the sessions and events we want to attend, people we want to meet and build in time for random hook ups. When you return from a conference you had been planning for, sorting it all out in an organized, timely process is the key to beginning the conversion from connection to relationship. I delivered this very content recently at XPO NYC, the largest B2B conference in the northeast.

2012 87

Your Best Hire May Be at an Industry Event

Resume Bear

I recently served as interim global events manager for a large corporation and attended conferences all over the world. Organizations spend millions of dollars each year at industry conferences. If yours is already planning to set up a booth, I strongly suggest that you consider sending a few university relations team members to staff it. Expanded presence at the booth —Opportunity to field career inquiries that would otherwise tie up technical and sales staff.

2013 115

Tips for Acing Your Phone Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Conference calls and video chats are also becoming a popular method of screening candidates. If you have a shaky or quiet voice, stand up during the interview to add strength to your voice. By staying focused and following these tips, you can improve your interview performance and increase the likelihood of a follow-up meeting. This Ms Career Girl classic was originally published in 2012. Still full of great tips, check it out!

10 Types Of People You’ll Meet While Networking For A Job

Career Solvers

Mobilizing your network during a job search is a lot of work with many ups and downs. When dealing with this type, suggest meeting at an event you know he will be attending; perhaps grabbing a few minutes at a conference you will both be attending, or offering to stop by his office 15 minutes before his first appointment. She is reluctant to give up any names of contacts because she is protective of her network and very concerned with their opinion of her.

2016 43

Being a Pretend-extrovert: Networking Tips for Introverts


Take her wisdom to heart and follow these simple tips to help you get through your next networking event or conference. Roughly two thirds to one half of the population are introverts, so you’re likely in good—introverted—company at your conference. Try to loosen up and smile at people to encourage them to approach you. Follow up in writing.

2013 126

Ask the Career Coach: "How Exactly Do I Set up an Informational Interview?"


Here are my tips for setting up an informational interview: Send an email or call them. Did you hear them speak at a conference? Use your discretion about how persistent you want to be in following up. If you follow up and then don't hear back and they are a "warm" lead, perhaps your mutual contact can help you connect. Today I'm debuting a new "Ask the Career Coach" feature on. life@work. If you have a question related to career change, career.

?? 15 Ideas For Job Seekers To Do While Lonely in Coronavirus Quarantine


No one will fault you for getting caught up in such events that were clearly out of your control. Here are some great examples you can follow, and don't miss the important bonus tip at the bottom. Attend virtual conferences. Congrats!

2020 82

We Need Less Talk and More Real Change In HR


Every day I see colleagues posting on Facebook or Instagram about amazing conferences happening all around the world! We see talk about new tech, innovations in “digital” recruitment, and the grandiose time they’re having in Vegas, England, Washington, and other places that these conferences take place. For all the hashtags and trending discussions, fabulous selfies and amazing perks, these conferences lack one thing — IMPLEMENTATION.

2015 87

Green Career Tip: Sustainability Greenprint: A Indispensible Handbook for Those Interested n Sustainability

Green Career Central

Last September I attended the International Society of Sustainability Professionals conference, an inspiring, energizing, informative event. Several months after the conference, David contacted me to let me know he was working on the Sustainability Greenprint. Resource: The Sustainability Greenprint: A Handbook of Principles, Policies, and Players Why This Resource Caught My Eye.

2012 109

5 Tips to Find Your Next Job at #SXSW


SXSW is one conference where magic happens. Conferences and events like SXSW are amazing places for recruiters to source for talent but are equally important for job seekers who are in the market for a job. JOB SEARCH TIPS TO TAKE FROM SXSW CONFERENCE Job Market Expo. Many conferences offer job boards or locations for companies attending the conference or who serve as vendors at large conferences and events to post their job openings.

2016 50

How to Harness the Power of Positive Thinking During Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

Sometimes we fail to achieve our goals because of our own actions or inactions—such as being disorganized in job search recordkeeping, failing to follow up on networking opportunities, or not practicing new skills such as interviewing techniques.

2020 226

Making Connections: Networking Tips for Extroverts


Their natural ability to approach new people and form connections seems tailor-made for events like conferences and job fairs. Follow up with appointments. Make follow-up appointments with anyone you connect with at your conference and make sure you stick to them. At first glance, it would seem that extroverts have the advantage when it comes to networking.

2013 121

12 Things No One Told Me Before I Tossed My Cap

Ms. Career Girl

If you enter a conference room and a prime seat is available, sit at it. Also be flexible —open yourself to investigating roles you never imagined, and follow up. It’s Graduation Season, when mortarboards soar and new professionals take wing into the workforce. In their flight to the C-Suite, they’ll surely remember the sage advice dispensed at their ceremonies by wizened, or famous, or (best case) funny keynote speakers. Though truthfully, I don’t remember a bit.

2018 164

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Billion Dollar Customer

Ms. Career Girl

Imagine this: You wake up in the morning, and like most entrepreneurs, check your email and calendar for the day even before getting out of bed. These may be government agency-sponsored events, national or regional conferences, local outreach and matchmaking events, or training sessions. Clicking that button will bring up a list of events sponsored by the federal government, from national conferences to small matchmaking events. And don’t give up!

2019 116

Four Tips To Finally Land That Dream Job

Ms. Career Girl

As you look up in the night sky, in all the vastness it’s the stars that garner attention. Doing so will place you in the field of vision of the higher-ups. If you’ve followed the above advice, there’s a decent chance that dream job will find you. Unlisted or hidden jobs make up as much as 70% of the job market. Get active on social media: Follow up on comments that suggest a possible lead.

2019 139

Forget the Thank You Letter, Lose the Job? | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

Of that 22 percent, 86 percent said it showed a lack of follow through and an additional 56 percent said that it sends the message that the candidate isn’t really interested in the job. Writing a follow up letter allows you to build a relationship with the interviewer and develop rapport. Following up keeps your candidacy “top of mind”. Never pass up an opportunity to make a second impression.

2011 52

9 Critical Steps to Writing the Perfect Business Thank You Note


Check out our guide on how to ask for that all critical conference call meeting? One of the students asked about the best way to follow up with someone after a networking event. I know you’ll be shocked by my answer (insert sarcasm here), pull out pen and paper and write a follow up thank-you note! Here’s the synopsis of her Question: ‪ Q – I met a few new people at a networking event and would like to send a thank you note to follow up with them.

2015 131

The Cost and Impact of Workplace Health Programs


The 2013 Health Work and Wellness conference in Halifax provided an occasion to continue the search for cost-effective approaches to supporting workplace health. Against this backdrop remains the fact that very few workplace health programs have be rigorously evaluated against control groups or followed up. On a grand scale, the case is compelling with convincing links demonstrated between employees’ experience of worklife and their reports of wellbeing and health.

2013 100

3 Tips For Building Strong Business Relationships

Career Realism

If you’re looking for a “link share,” the best way to get one is to send a personal email to one of the higher-ups at a company you’re interested in connecting with. Business brunches, conferences and other events are perfect for connecting with local business owners, and there’s nothing more important than diving into your local business community. Don’t Neglect The Follow-Up. 3 Tips For Building Strong Business Relationships.

2016 77

Interviewing for Culture, What's Discussable and What's Not.

Hiring Technical People

Follow up with “Give me an example of a time you had information you wanted to share but couldn’t (at each level). Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2010 152

Ideas Stale? Build a Recruiter Roundtable


In fact, this last session I picked up the term “rising sophomore, rising junior”. Encourage other to share the invite – Once you have peeps from your network excited, encourage them to share the email invite (this was the calendar invite you followed up with after you gained interest from your network, you had a plan, this was the follow up of the plan). In the fine line of collaboration and competition, as practitioners we should look deeper to our end goal.

2014 101

5 Ways To Network Outside Of The Office

Career Realism

Attend professional conferences and conventions. Professional conferences are places where you can learn and upgrade the level of education and skill needed for professional development. You never know where people will wind up, and it is just possible that a former classmate is now working for a company about which you might be interested in learning more. It is up to you to add the personal invitation to connect and then to follow up so that you can catch up in person.

2016 60

ResumeBear: This is Why You Need a Pay Raise, Prove it

Resume Bear

However, the truth is that most raises are won long before we ever bring up the question. It’s easier to move up the ladder if you know what rung you are starting on. Has there been a project that has just been waiting to be finished, but no one has stepped up to work on yet? Is there an upcoming conference or meeting that you can help plan? Follow up. Give your boss about a week and then follow up with him.

2012 206

37 Ways to Meet People Who Can Refer You to Jobs


Use SocialOomph to automatically follow back any people who follow you, then search for people to add to your network. Once your network has grown a bit, use Twitter #Discover to find more people to follow. Separately from your personal profile, use a Facebook Page (of the ‘Artist, Band or Public Figure’ type) to promote yourself professionally, giving Facebook users a place to follow you as an expert in your field. Follow industry blogs.

2015 87

Chris Widener and ResumeBear: Taking the Job Hunt to the Next Level of Success

Resume Bear

Widener, the author of 12 books and a noted speaker at business forums and success conferences around the globe, will use his expertise to coach and inspire ResumeBear users as they develop skills and perfect their resumes on the road to finding the right job for them. With this info, users can quickly follow up with potential employers, secure more interviews and find a job that will use their talents and potential to their fullest. “We’re

2011 182

should interviewers give job candidates a way to contact them?

Ask a Manager

My thinking is, yes, if you interview a potential job candidate, you should give them either your work phone or work email so they can follow up if they need to. Or if they would just like to send a thank-you/follow-up email after the interview?

2020 37

Ten Sales Tips for HR Vendors


Voicemails from people claiming to have met me during conferences and emails from sales reps assigned to follow-up duty after webinars. Send meeting requests that include online meeting links and conference bridge numbers. However, if it’s just you and one person from HR on the line, you don’t need a conference bridge … just call the person directly and on time. In my line of work, I get a lot of sales people contacting me and by a lot, I mean A LOT.

2012 113