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. Tap into networking opportunities in the hotel common areas, including the restaurant, business center, bar, and lobby. conferences networking

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#SHRM12 Conference Unofficial Party Guide


Society of Human Resource Management Annual Conference. For human resource managers, an HR conference is a must. The SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition is right around the corner. This year the national conference is being held from June 24 th to the 27 th in Atlanta and if you haven’t registered yet, get over to and get on it! A very important part of that are the conference parties. How to Navigate the Human Resource Conference and Parties.

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Networking at a Conference

Position Ignition

Despite the ever-growing popularity of online social networking and its indubitable convenience, there is still a place in this world for face-to-face networking. Whether you’re seeking an executive career, finding a new job, exploring your career options or just want to meet new people and hear about their own career moves to get inspired, face-to-face networking is a great and intimate way to help you achieve your objective.

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. Bewildered and Concerned.

2014 121

Exclusive SHRM 2014 Conference Party Guide #SHRM14


During the Annual SHRM Conference, this party guide is the most popular blog on the site for 3 years running. You must be registered for the SHRM annual conference. SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ANNUAL CONFERENCE. For human resource managers, an HR conference is a must. The SHRM 2014 Annual Conference is right around the corner. A very important part of that are the conference parties. SHRM ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014 PARTY GUIDE.

2014 131

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. A firm believer that speaking at conferences can position someone as a leader and expert, while also rapidly expanding their network, Aurora wrote the book on landing gigs as a speaker. Tasha says, “If you have a message to share and are interested in getting it out there to a larger audience, speaking at a conference is one of the best ways to amplify your brand.”.

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Highlights from the ISSP Conference

Green Career Central

Earlier this month I attended the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) Conference in Chicago. Best Quote of the Conference. At first I was rather startled he said this at a sustainability conference! As I reviewed my notes from the conference, I realized this theme was evident throughout the conference as speaker after speaker commented on how the concept of sustainability is enhanced if explored in connection with other concepts.

2013 138

Different Types of Business Conferences For Women

Ms. Career Girl

Going to regular business conferences is an important part of managing your career. However, not all business conferences are the same. You should plan to attend at least one conference per year, as part of your personal career growth plan. What conference should you choose? Take a look at the three major conference categories and see which one feels the most right for you, right now. Networking conferences. Industry conferences.

2014 140

Get the VIP Treatment at #SHRM13 with Our Conference Party Guide


Get the Inside Scoop at the SHRM Conference in Chicago. I’m knee deep in my pre-conference content strategy for #SHRM13 where I bring you the best insights into what you can expect at the 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago. I’m busy researching sessions and downloading SHRM’s killer mobile conference app. I’m already shopping and packing for my favorite HR conference in Chicago.

2013 96

Weigh In: Should Conferences Like ERE Restrict Consultants & Vendors?


I’m a big proponent of learning, conferences and helping to forward the industry. One of my favorite conferences and communities in the past has been ERE and their Spring Recruiting Conference held in San Diego. Earlier this week I did the right thing and requested a media pass to the ERE’s conference in San Diego and was excited to write about sessions on LinkedIn, Huffington Post and Blogging4Jobs. HR conference ERE HR conference

2014 126

Accepting 2011 Conference Sponsorship Inquiries


In 2011, I’m looking to do some conference traveling outside of the regular human resource speaking circuit I normally speak and attend at. Business Networking 2011 blog world blogher conference sponsorship ERE ere fall expo SXSW sxsw interactiveYou may have read last week where I announced that. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How Networking Works in the Real World

Evil HR Lady

A true networking meeting. And it was a networking meeting. This is an example of how networking works in the real world. Yes, you meet people on LinkedIn and have a nice, socially distanced cup of tea with them, but that’s not the only way to network.

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference — Geeks at Work


conference in Boston brought together thought leaders focused on applying social software strategies to improve business performance. The store revenue of general managers who were active on the social network was significantly higher. conference highlighted successful ways organizations are exchanging knowledge seamlessly and harnessing the cognitive surplus. When Geeks Go Corporate at Work. The Enterprise 2.0

2012 101

2016 Unofficial HR Tech Conference Party Guide #hrtechconf


HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE 2016 HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE. It’s the Annual HR Technology Conference time. For human resource leaders, an HR conference is a must. The HR Technology Conference is right around the corner. This year the national conference is being held from October 4-7th in Chicago and if you haven’t registered yet, get over to HR Tech site and get on it! A very important part of that are the conference parties.

2016 76

Networking at the Interview

Careers Done Write

With this mindset, enter your next interview open to the possibility of expanding your network. Here are three networking-at-the-interview opportunities to consider. Like any networking situation, this is not about drilling someone for information. It is also important to form relationships with the work group as you may run into these individuals again at industry conferences and other events. Interview tips networking

2015 196

13 Tips on How to Conference Like a Pro

The Undercover Recruiter

So you’ve bought tickets for your next big recruitment conference, and the day is approaching quickly. It’s crucial to prepare for a conference to ensure that you maximise and use your time effectively. I’ve put together my top conference ‘hacks’ to help you make the most out of your time at a conference. 13 Tips on How to Conference Like a Pro. Networking Business Conference contacts Recruitment

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How to Recruit at Conferences like SXSW


Conferences are a great opportunity for industry professionals to network and educate themselves on emerging topics and technologies within their spaces, but they are also a great way for recruiters to engage and recruit top talent in one place. SXSW, the interactive, music, and technology super conference and festival is no exception. Conference Booth. Conference Sponsor. After the Conference.

2011 94

Five Alternative Networking Ideas


The world of business is dominated and controlled by networking. Companies which have the relevant skills and abilities for successful networking are often those which are most successful. However, networking is not all about big business events and traditional lunches. Here are five great examples of alternative networking: 1. Organize your own mini conference. Conferences are one of the primary forms of communication between different businesses and companies.

3 Networking Success Stories

Careers Done Write

Recently, a steadfast non-believer in the power of networking challenged me to share three examples of clients who earned a job through networking. Many of my clients have gained introductions, interviews, and ultimately job offers through networking. Here are just three examples of how networking can lead to a new job! Dreading the Conference Mixer. Tucker attended a three-day conference. The first night he planned to skip the usual networking mixer.

21 Tips from SHRM Conference Veterans #SHRM14


This year we decided to introduce something different in the world of pre-conference material for SHRM. See what others have to say about the do’s and dont’s when attending the SHRM Conference. Networking. Don’t skip the networking events — you’ll miss out on the opportunities to network with other HR professionals from across the US and the world. - Andi Deavers, @thegirlinhr. Look up from your conference book.

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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. You are able to show your leadership, project management, public relations, and networking skills all at the same time. 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.

2014 122

“While on Maternity Leave, can I attend a trade conference?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

In two weeks, there is an annual trade conference that I have attended in past years that I would like to attend again this year, both to represent my employer and to network for myself. An appropriate memo to address your desire to attend the conference, that addresses these concerns and issues, is the best way to go. Going out, or on, Maternity Leave, but wanting to attend a seminar, course, conference, etc.?

Networking Time Wasters

Careers Done Write

Astute professionals know that networking is essential to career success. Although networking is a worthy effort, there are networking time wasters that you’ll want to avoid. Here are the four networking time wasters to side-step. The lack of a plan can lead to inefficient use of your networking time in the real world and online. Try to get the greatest results relative to the time you spend by carefully selecting the conferences and networking events.

SHRM Outside the Conference. Outside the Box


Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Events , HR , Networking SHRM Outside the Conference. A conference is more than just sessions, tracks, talks, and the bookstore. It’s about a state of mind and experiencing your conference experience outside the box and outside of SHRM. 0 2 Responses to “SHRM Outside the Conference.


12 Ways Introverts Can Survive Networking Events


Networking introverts. I’d rather walk into a lion’s den in a steak suit than sit around networking with folks I’ve never met before. Learning how to network as an introvert is an important skill. If trust is holding you back from engaging with others during a networking opportunity, ask yourself, what on earth can they be after that is so malicious? Hard work deserves to be rewarded, and for some, networking is an absolute drain.

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3 Ways To Make Your Online Networking Count

Executive Career Brand

The best way to land your next great-fit gig is networking – fortified by targeting and personal branding built around your value to target employers. Along with so many other aspects of executive job search in the digital age, networking has changed and expanded. Sticking solely to older methods — phone calls, in-person networking events, snail mail, etc. Neglecting social networking has damaging effects: You’ll seriously limit avenues to opportunities.

2016 162

Nix Networking, Start Socializing

Ms. Career Girl

Blog Directory Contact Subscribe Nix Networking, Start Socializing by Nicole Crimaldi on September 20, 2010 This weekend I attended and presented at PodCamp Pittsburgh , an “ UnConfrence &# for all things social media. Although I was at a social media conference, I wanted to make sure my session attendees left my presentation understanding that social media is only a small part of the process. It’s funny that you mention the idea to nix networking and start socializing.

2010 153

5 No-Brainers on Recruiting at Conferences like #SXSW


Recruiting at a conference like this might seem like a crazy, hectic, recruiters nightmare. People are there to network, but more importantly it’s industry leaders looking to destress at the end of the day and drink till their heart’s content. Use your networking skills and talk to any and everyone in targeted sessions. Make sure to introduce yourself to the speaker and others around you to build up your professional network. Headed to SXSW this year?

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An All Online Conference for Virtual Assistants

Telecommuting Journal

Learning Virtually – An All Online Conference for Virtual Assistants, Now in Its Sixth Year. Established in 2001, IVAA ( [link] ) is the industry trade association for virtual assistants, providing professional networking opportunities, educational programs and annual conferences, which are held both live and online. RENO, Nev.,

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Exclusive #SHRM13 Unofficial Party Guide


Text ‘SHRM’ to 55678 to receive conference party reminders, announcements and other happenings sent via text. SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ANNUAL CONFERENCE. For human resource managers, an HR conference is a must. The SHRM 2013 Annual Conference is right around the corner. This year the national conference is being held from June 16-19th in Chicago and if you haven’t registered yet, get over to and get on it!

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25 Networking Conversation Starters That Never Fail

The Undercover Recruiter

Many people find professional networking to be one of those things that’s easier said than done. 25 Networking Conversation Starters That Never Fail. Life Skills Networking alcohol circle Conference conversation food ice breaker Network never fail project speakers starter starters

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Contact Conference

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Mike on - The Social Network For Recruiting and HR Professionals lee steve on The Recruiters Lounge » Top 20 Common Interview Questions and Answers David Perry aka The Rogue Recruiter on New Economy Rules… Break Free : Put America back to work. Network with peers. Network with peers. Guerrilla Job Hunting Home Subscribe FREE-Guerrilla Job Search Tips!

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Get the VIP Treatment at #SHRM15 with Our Conference Party Guide


Make sure to download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas and the SHRM Annual Conference Whitepaper while you’re waiting for the VIP Party Guide to launch! . Get the Inside Scoop at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas! I can’t believe are 6 weeks away from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Don’t forget to connect with other attendees at the SHRM conference by visiting their conference community.

Five Things You Must Do Before a Networking Event

Careers Done Write

Here are five things that you must do before a networking event. Many networking events will include a list of attendees either in advance of the event or upon arrival. Some networking events, such as conferences or association mixers, will be sponsored by corporations. Make sure your profile is current and compelling before you hit the networking event. Don’t let it happen at a networking event. career development networking

2014 176

Chicago Employee Engagement Conference May 2 with Avatar HR Solutions

David Zinger

I look forward to being a part of the Avatar HR Solutions One Day Conference in Chicago on May 2nd. Here is the the 2013 Employee Engagement Conference Schedule. – Breakfast and Networking. – Networking Break and Snacks. David Zinger, Founder and President at Zinger Associates/The Employee Engagement Network. – Lunch and Networking. – Networking Break and Snacks. – Networking Session and Cocktail Hour.

14 Powerful Networking Tools and Strategies to Implement Now

Competitive Resumes

The way networking operates is similar to the way a little yeast works through a batch of dough: Both require time, a little massaging, and consistency. Given that, in certain circumstances, 85 percent of all jobs are filled through networking, it behooves every professional to learn how to network. The successful networker understands that it’s about giving more than taking for the long term. Successful networking takes time to “work through the batch.”.

2017 153

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. Aided (and hosted) by my good friend and networking guru Thom Singer, I went out looking for great networking ideas.

Engage Employees Through Lunch Networking


Consider connecting employees through networking lunches. It’s too soon to point to specific innovations as a result of the program, but sparks are flying, networks are expanding and employees are being exposed to different perspectives. A lunch networking program can work in many different ways- 1:1 matches, group matches, or for those with a significant remote worker base, you could even include a “virtual lunch” match option.

The HR Technology Conference: I Don't Often Recommend Conferences, But When I Do.

HR Capitalist

As has become an October tradition - I’m going to be moderating a panel at the 15th Annual HR Technology Conference in Chicago , October 8th through October 10th. The best way I can describe the show to you is that it's really a talent conference, with the conversations about talent centered around how technology enables you to maximize the talent in your organization. He once launched a LinkedIn group , just to prove it could be more effective than a social network.

Building, Maintaining and Using Your Network for Job Searches

Career Alley

The way to find a job is changing and it is becoming more and more important to have a solid network to help you land a job. With networking is becoming even more important, you will need to make building and maintaining your network a priority. You can expand your network through your friends and your parents, but you also need to make sure that you are worth the recommendations that you are asking for. Building Your Network. Maintaining Your Network.

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Should I Go to That Conference?

Water Cooler Wisdom

  Write down 2-3 goals you have for your attendance, including specific skills or information you want to acquire and people with whom you want to network. You should also be prepared for the question of what you do (or are trying to do) – since at a conference you will be asked at least 100 times.    If you don’t have as much time as you’d like during the conference, use waiting time in the airport to crystallize your thoughts.

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Would You Like a Manage Your Job Search Open Jam Session?

Hiring Technical People

If you only want the networking tips, I can do that. Remember, a conference is a rich place for target networking. Agile Job Search conference Manage Your Job Search network target network I will be at Agile 2014 next week. So will about 1800 other people. I bet some of you are looking for new jobs. Would you like an Open Jam session about looking for a new job? I can conduct a timeboxed, up to one-hour session about Manage Your Job Search.

2014 184

Job Search Trap: I Can Network Only by Going to Meetings

Hiring Technical People

Here’s another job search trap: you think you can network by going to professional group meetings, mashups, informational lunches, and other kinds of what I call “background networking.” ” You need to do this kind of networking to expand you network. If you expand your background networking every week, chances are good you know someone who knows someone at your target company. Background networking, by itself, is insufficient.

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