Dude, where’s my job? Part 2: Networking is about relationships

This is a three-part series written with Dr. Paul Kosempel, leadership faculty member, Assistant Director of the Pioneer Leadership program at the University of Denver. Paul also wrote his dissertation on the topic of mentoring. Read Part One: Get your act together, here. ----- Now that your act is together, it's time to get thoughtful about networking. We shouldn't have to tell you this, but you won't find a job without help, and you won't get help without a network of supportive people. If you think landing a job happens with resumes and cover letters, check out this study. Or…

Dude, where’s my job? Real life job hunting tips.

This is a three-part series written with Dr. Paul Kosempel, leadership faculty member, Assistant Director of the Pioneer Leadership program at the University of Denver. Paul also wrote his dissertation on the topic of mentoring. Please join the discussion. (Jill Montera, we're talking to you.) ------------ Spring in Colorado is a reminder of an important life dictum. Just when you think you're finished, ya ain't. Life and work is a process. A few weeks ago we had a 70 degree day on Thursday, and six inches of snow and a 60 degree temperature drop by Friday night. The parks were…

How I ruined Summer Toast 2009

If you’ve ever been the person at a trade show booth or behind an event table, you could really feel for the exhibitors in the basement of Club 303. The event organizers of Summer Toast, Denver’s big social event for marketing people, had no idea it would get so hot and stuffy downstairs last night, doubtless. But it did. Heather Florence was behind one of the tables. Her company is places2network.com, and I asked what I could do for her (from a network perspective, as in, who can I introduce you to). She said “you could bring me a fan.”…