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Your Career Cure


Apr 13, 2021

How do you build your reputation and make yourself absolutely irresistible as a professional or entrepreneur? Did you know that you can position yourself for success by working towards creating those opportunities? For you to be successful, you have to build your rapport within and without your workplace so, you’ll be the first person that comes to mind when opportunities arise. 

In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller interviews networking expert, J. Kelly Hoey. She’s the author of Build Your Dream Network and hosts a podcast by the same name. She’s a frequent speaker and source for networking insights and she’s been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women on Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women on Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”.

Kelly shares her successes, challenges, and serious low points in her career in law, plus the many transitions she made. Listen in to learn the importance of having your why as an introvert to build a network and possible opportunities.

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What You Will Discover:

  • [2:13] Kelly explains why she went to law school by default and the roles she held with her education.
  • [6:35] Kelly’s excitement, interests, and limitations with legal skills and career.
  • [9:59] The strategies she used to network and position herself as she transitioned from a lawyer to law management.
  • [15:07] The ways you can find visibility through networking and create opportunities for yourself.
  • [23:30] Tips on how to handle networking as an introvert.
  • [28:33] How to get involved in an organization’s operations to further your career or business.
  • [37:03] How to shift your engagement in your involvements to expand your opportunities.
  • [41:37] How Kelly’s book helps guide people on networking and relationship building.
  • [43:29] How the future looks like for Kelly including a new book.
  • [45:06] How COVID-19 has shrunk accidental acquaintance relationships while enhancing other types of relationships.
  • [49:29] How to create a rapport with someone by engaging them, how they engage on social media.
  • [52:36] Kelly describes an early career bad review as her lowest career moment.
  • [1:02:00] Do what is right for you when faced with workplace sexual harassment as a woman.
  • [1:05:00] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Kelly would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest.

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