Based on a LinkedIn Invitation
>> * RE: Join my network on
>> Hi HS,
>> Trust you
>> Glad to collaborate.
>> Let me know
how I might be able to
>> help you.
>> PS: Polaroid—is no more! But
>> there are plenty
of ex-Polaroids out
>> there willing to network
>Dan, I have overstayed at my current
> position. Despite myproduct
> being 40% of sales per year… in the
> downturn I am being [affected in] pay and
> benefits equal to coworkers who
> [much less]. I do not want to
[Good companies] post
> but I cannot find an “in”… for example.
> Appreciate your advice.
From what I have seen, a possible strategy is
to do three
1) network into the top firms you really want
to get into
volunteer in professional organizations
showing your skills, ability to
others, your top notch communications
skills and your knack to
get things done.
3) if there is a new skill or a refresher on
an existing skill in demand, go out and get
trained and educated
Certainly, creating information
each leading firm. getting all the financial
sourcing them for information
on the internet will happen as part of the
networking. Know their business inside and out.
ANNUAL REPORT TO
FIND OUT WHAT
If one cannot find an “in” one is just not trying
hard enough, I am sorry to say. What do they
value the most? Product
use of new science…it will be in their annual
You need to read between the lines.
Then, consider doing an information interview
with someone you
get connected to or request
based on your investigations. Google
interviews” or look at blog.nesacs.org for information interview
Chemistry week, speak at local schools, or
in some way where you are making a
difference in your professional
When someone ‘googles’ your name they
will see several facets of a
Hope this helps.
Attended a marvelous Graduate Student
symposium last week, meeting dozens of interesting
and talented people and was exposed to some
very interesting new research.
The 26th GSS at SUNYAB provided win-win
opportunities for all attendees no matter what
their formal skill level or position.
Several posts that will follow will be based
on things that I learned and were interesting
to both me and the people I met.
Take a look at wonderful sites on nanotechnology