So I expressed in my last blog post that I had some cool things planned. I guess that’s debatable, but I do have some new, different things planned. I am a firm believer that bloggers should mix things up so that their content doesn’t get stale, and also experiment with different kinds of content. What’s your favorite topic covered on RSM ?
If you tell me it sucks or that it’s irrelevant or inapplicable then chances are it won’t be back, but in the meantime I’ll be starting another series of posts in edition to, “What’s in My Feed Reader?”
In an effort to serve some of my Gen Y readers that have been e-mailing various questions about obtaining jobs, switching jobs, and upgrading jobs (yes, even in our current economy) my new series will be entitled (until I think of a better name), “25 Ways to Get a New, Better, or Different Job.” I’ll try to add a new one periodically.
The goal of this series is to provide something actionable that anyone (not just Gen Y) can do that may directly or indirectly help you get a job. This series also enables me to integrate some shorter posts onto the blog, and possibly update a little more frequently.
So without further ado …
25 Ways to Get a New, Better, or Different Job – Read ‘Never Eat Alone’
A few key things from the book:
- Keith teaches you, through brilliant examples, how to establish the right mind set for networking
- He teaches you the right way to network (i.e. not to keep score, and how to not be a networking jerk that you often associate with networking).
- He explains why you should never eat alone, why sharing your passions are so important, and how to connect with other connectors.
- One of my favorite chapters, social arbitrage, might be the shortest but most important chapter in the entire book.
- He literally takes you through the mindset, to developing the skills to be successful at networking, and finally how to leverage those skills.
When friends ask me how to become a better at networking, I hand them the book. I have two copies, I keep the other within arm’s reach at all times (at least while I’m at my work station). You think I’m kidding, but I’m not.