What Introverts Need to Know to be Successful Networkers

Sven Johnston–Gigasavvy’s Senior Vice President, handler of business development and new business, and super connector extraordinaire. Sven’s talent lies in his ability to meet, mingle, and network. Not to mention, he seems to be friends with everyone (seriously, is there anyone left who doesn’t know Sven yet?). But a savvy networker, connector, and friend-everyone-wants are not what Sven has always been.    The Evolution of Sven Back in June 2009, Sven had 170 LinkedIn connections and only 10 Facebook friends. Pretty sad, right? Now Sven has over 10,000 LinkedIn connections and is gaining more all the time. He also runs two LinkedIn Groups: We Are Orange County (8000+ members) and OC Connectors (1000+ members) and has over 700 Facebook friends. So how did Sven grow from zero to networking hero? Here he shares his tips to turn an introvert, or anyone needing a little help in the schmoozing department, into a super connector (sorry, there’s no cape). Grow Your Online Presence LinkedIn Tips First, make sure your profile is complete and professional. A thoughtfully filled out profile is essential. LinkedIn even has a handy gauge you can see on the right-hand side of your profile that shows how complete it […]

Introducing RecruiterZapper for Chrome by Gigasavvy

Citizens of LinkedIn, listen up! Are you tired of having your job hunt riddled with false promises, clogged inboxes, and wasted time at appointments with staffing firms? Or are you fed up with piles of “applicants” that are actually recruiters trying to shove their candidates down your throat for a fee? If this scenario sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. In one study, we found that 99.9% of professionals on LinkedIn have been affected by what we call Chronic Recruiter Harassment. Chronic Recruiter Harassment is a proven clear and present threat to the peace and sanity of professionals everywhere. An astounding 89% of those affected by Chronic Recruiter Harassment also suffer from Post-Annoyed Stress Disorder. Symptoms of PASD include swearing, slamming of keyboard keys, and in extreme cases, defenestration of office equipment. With severe cases of PASD on the rise, something had to be done. Finally, after numerous clinical trials, research studies, and late nights, Gigasavvy has your solution. Introducing RecruiterZapper, the new Chrome extension that will solve all of your problems by eliminating the cause. Recruiters will be banished from your entire LinkedIn browsing experience. All you need to do is download, install, and activate. Recruiters in Search Results: gone. […]

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