The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Professional Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job.

The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Professional Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job.


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*WINNER - International Book Award - Career category!

*WINNER - National Indie Excellence Award - Career category!

*SILVER - Axiom Business Book Award - Career category!

*FINALIST - USA Best Book Award - Career category!

*FINALIST - Foreword INDIES Book Award - Career category!

Welcome to The 20-Minute Networking Meeting! This book will successfully serve any job-seeker from any background--field sales to customer service; doctor to bartender; teacher to derrickman; legal aid to construction; retail to management. All you need is desire; the rest is in this book!

Built using the acclaimed The 20-Minute Networking Meeting--Executive Edition networking model lauded by business leaders around the world, this new 2016 Professional Edition puts you in control of your job-search discussions and, ultimately, your career.Taking the best elements of the best networkers from a multitude of industries and professions, combined with 40 years of the authors' own experience, the Professional Edition culminates in a highly productive networking approach from a hiring perspective.

In this book, learn what networking (really) is, and how to:

* Master the 5 most important parts of a networking meeting

* Create a networking agenda

* Construct key questions to lead a discussion

* Expand a professional network with more names

* Break into the "Invisible/Hidden Job Market" (where over 70% of all jobs are obtained)

* Make a networking meeting more effective, efficient, and mutually beneficial* Execute the above (and much more)-- inside of 20 minutes

* Maintain your new network throughout your career!

Chock full of real-world scenarios, short stories, meeting examples, and dozens of tips and observations from hiring authorities and recruiting experts, the Professional Edition is an end-to-end lesson on job-search networking, founded on the premises of gratitude, positivity, and reciprocity.

Specifically constructed to clarify and simplify networking for job-search, the Professional Edition was written for even the most introverted networker and is rounded out with a complete set of readiness worksheets that guide the reader through actual networking preparation, with fully written stories that show the entire The 20-Minute Networking Meeting model in action.

Also from Career Innovations Press:

The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Graduate Edition

The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Executive Edition

The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Veterans Edition

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985910648
Publisher: Career Innovations Press
Publication date: 03/18/2016
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 212,048
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nathan A. Perez is Principal at Career Innovation, LLC., a consultancy that helps all experience levels of job-seekers from across the country. He is a national speaker on the topics of networking, résumé deconstruction, and LinkedIn.

As part of his Career Innovation, LLC. consultancy, Nathan continues to work in executive search in the Research function, and is responsible for devising the strategies of "where and how to find" qualified candidates for client companies. He has been cited by The Huffington Post as one of the most connected people on LinkedIn, world-wide.
An enthusiastic and hands-on coach, Nathan holds workshops and teaches the 5 20MNM principles to students, career coaches and executives to help strengthen the presence of job-searching clients by combining his executive search experience with 20 years of television and stage performance. A formally trained actor, he is a member of the Actors Equity Association union (AEA), and a voting union member of The Screen-Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).

Nathan serves as Board Secretary at The Loft Literary Center, the nation's largest writing institution dedicated to cultivating creative writers and their work. You can get in touch or read more about him at

Marcia Ballinger, PhD is co-founder and Principal at Ballinger|Leafblad, a Twin-Cities-based, civic-focused executive search firm. She has been in executive recruiting for over 15 years, and is a frequent speaker on behalf of the industry. She has been an adjunct faculty member in business at Capella University and St. Mary's University, and has a Master of Arts in Speech-Communication from the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, where she now serves as Board Chair. She was named Industry Leader by the Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal in 2009 and one of the "(Real) Power 50" by Minnesota Business in 2014.

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