In last week’s blog post, we provided a list of links to help consultants, job seekers, and others navigate the “now” normal. In this week’s post, we provide additional links with a focus on networking.
8 smart ways to keep networking while you’re stuck at home.
The wisest among us are not letting the quarantine stop mission-critical networking. Fast Company magazine shares 8 tips from a networking guru.
How to network in the age of Coronavirus.
A marketing & branding consultant shares her advice with Ladders.
The dawn of the virtual happy hour.
Happy hours haven’t gone away. They are still going strong, and they definitely fuel networking. Learn more via Forbes.
Virtual happy hours are boosting morale at work.
Chief Executive magazine provides additional perspective on the virtual happy hour trend.
10 tips to secure your Zoom video calls and meetings.
Stay safe with these helpful tips from cybersecurity advisory Joseph Steinberg.
Last month Forbes published a great article that provides a high-level overview of the management consulting industry, and what it takes to succeed as a consultant.
Because the article is written from the vantage point of a consultant who is embedded in the traditional management consulting model, there are aspects that don’t apply to Croixstone’s disruptive business model. Our consultants, for example, don’t travel frequently, and Croixstone doesn’t deploy a proprietary methodology.
That said, the article nicely captures the core work of a management consultant along with the skills and expertise you need to succeed.
Croixstone has built its practice around a group of elite, senior level top-tier MBA consulting professionals who thrive on tackling the toughest industry challenges to help propel businesses forward.
Recently, Forbes released a list of MBA programs they say are just as good or better than those ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Click here to read more.
Today’s job market is shifting at unprecedented speeds as new technologies, globalization and economic shifts continue to drive change. Highly-experienced professionals, like those for whom Croixstone serves, will benefit from these changes. Learn more in this January 7, 2020 article from Forbes entitled “2020 Job Search and Career Predictions for Baby Boomers.”
LinkedIn recently announced its latest feature to help professionals showcase their skills. The professional networking site has rolled out LinkedIn Skill Assessments, a new way to validate technical skills. Robin Ryan, a writer who covers baby boomer careers for Forbes magazine, has published a helpful article that explains this new LinkedIn feature.
Many of the professionals who have joined Croixstone’s consulting team embrace the concept of “portfolio career.” This career strategy allows professionals to exert more control over how and why they work. Learn more about the basics of the portfolio career via Forbes.
At least 30% of the activities associated with the majority of occupations in the United States (including knowledge workers) could be automated according to a McKinsey Global Institute Report. Even though we can’t predict all the changes that will occur in the future, we do know there are things you can do to be prepared. Read 5 ways work will change in the future via Forbes.
Ever wonder how to write a LinkedIn headline that will get you noticed? The following are key messages and tips on how to use your LinkedIn headline to advance your personal branding objectives.
- The headline is the section on LinkedIn that gets searched the most.
- Your job title is not necessarily the right, or best, headline. You have the ability to change your headline beyond the default that LinkedIn uses (your title). Be purposeful in choosing the right headline.
- The headline has a limit of 120 characters so plan your text wisely.
- For consulting, consider spotlighting what you do and who you help.