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I Could Have Had a V8!

by Sue Schnorr on November 14, 2009

I consider myself a pretty savvy networker. Yet, generic I admit that I don’t have all the answers! I continue to learn and learn and learn …

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that I overlooked an important vehicle for new business development. You might be able to utilize this tip for your job search or as a business development strategy. Or you may simply use this concept to help you in your every day work life!

It was right under my eyes, patient but I guess I was ‘too close to the forest to see the trees.’ (Is that a kind way of saying sleep deprived? Stupid? I digress. Let’s just move on.)

A colleague told me about a technique she uses for new business development. She signs up for many LinkedIn groups and gets a daily digest.

In each daily digest email, online she links to the JOBS section and scans it for jobs/projects in her field. As a result, she has gotten a lot of new business from LinkedIn!

A light went off in my head as she told me that story. Wow, I could have had a V8! Actually, I could have been sharing this tidbit with my networking buddies for full time jobs or for components of portfolio careers.

A bigger “wow” is that I could have been using this myself to prospect for new projects for my instructional design side of my business. I can’t believe it was right there and I missed it!

Can this technique help you?

I’m simply asking you to keep your mind open to this as well as other new ideas and opportunities.

Think out of the box, and try to find a new option for yourself, whether it’s for your job search or for getting your job done more efficiently. Getting ‘stale’ can happen to the best of us, even when we least expect it!

Here are a couple excellent resources to get you started.

- Hannah Morgan’s Blog is FILLED with excellent ideas and resources. You could spend days or WEEKS here checking out the good stuff.

- Another blog that is chock-filled with good stuff: Lynn Dessert’s Blog, Elephants at Work, Managing Your Career and Boss,

- – Marketing to Women Online. Our own local Donna DeClemente is a guest blogger for this site.

- Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist Blog. She has been described as outrageous and practical. What do you think? Check it out.

- Guy Kawasaki’s Blog: How to Change the World – A Practical Guide for Impractical People

My closing tip for today: Always be open to learning, you may be surprised what you find out!

What have you learned lately? How about sharing the wealth with us by COMMENTING on this topic!

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