Miriam Salpeter

Miriam Salpeter is owner and founder of Keppie Careers, a coaching and consulting firm helping job seekers and entrepreneurs leverage social media and other tools to achieve their goals. She has appeared on CNN, and major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes, and others have quoted her advice. In addition to her own blog, Miriam writes for U.S. News & World Report and for AolJobs.com. She is the author of the books, Social Networking for Career SuccessSocial Networking for Business Success: How to Turn Your Interests into Income, and 100 Conversations for Career Success. Named to CNN’s list of “top 10 job tweeters you should be following” and a “top 5” influencer on Twitter for job seekers by Mashable.com. Miriam also had her blog selected as a top career resource by Forbes. A vice president for a Wall Street firm prior to earning a master’s degree from Columbia University, Miriam ran the Career Action Center at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University before launching her own business.

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10 Tips to Becoming a Connector (Not Just a Networker)

by Miriam Salpeter  |  August 03, 2016

Author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the term "connector" in his book The Tipping Point, defining the word as "someone who knows many people." Wikipedia,  meanwhile, describes connectors as, "People in a community who know large numbers of people and who are in the habit of making introductions. A connector is essentially the social equivalent of a computer network hub. Connectors usually know people across an array of social, cultural, professional, and economic circles, and make a habit of... Read More >

5 Tips for Writing Networking Letters

by Miriam Salpeter  |  July 13, 2016

Networking letters are powerful tools you can use to get the job you want. They're typically written to friends of friends, colleagues of friends, family members of friends, and friends of former colleagues. Basically, they're written to those you don't know personally but those with whom you share a close contact, or perhaps the person you want to write a networking letter to is a new acquaintance (someone you just met).  In any case, these letters can take the form of an email or an old... Read More >

3 LinkedIn Tricks to Get the Job You Want

by Miriam Salpeter  |  June 13, 2016

The first rule of LinkenIn is right after you meet someone, follow up with a request to connect via LinkedIn. The reason is employers prefer to hire via referrals, and when you connect with people on a social media site like LinkedIn that you'd never otherwise meet, you multiply your chances of winning a referral. Indeed, any opportunity to expand the pool of people who know you (and hopefully like and trust you) can help you land the job you want. Thankfully, most jobseekers know this... Read More >

Why Using Social Media Is Essential to Your Career—And How Best to Use It

by Miriam Salpeter  |  May 03, 2016

Today, freelancers comprise 34 percent (53 million people) of the U.S. workforce. This percentage is expected to rise to 40 percent by 2020, meaning more people will be joining the "gig" economy in the next four years, and so more and more people will be independent contractors and thus moving between short-term positions.  In this new environment, jobs will not be filled via resumes alone. Instead, jobseekers who want to attract attention and land short-term gigs will rely on digital... Read More >

7 Best Hobbies for Networking

by Miriam Salpeter  |  March 29, 2016

To meet new people and broaden your network, it helps to set up scenarios that allow you to easily speak with people and get to know them. Just as you wouldn't schedule an intimate dinner date at a loud and boisterous restaurant, you'll want to conduct some of your hobby networking in groups where it's easy to have one-on-one or small-group conversations. It's even better if the groups encourage you to do so. And so, if you want to make sure you're optimizing your networking time, consider... Read More >

15 Ways to Network Even After You Have a Job

by Miriam Salpeter  |  January 19, 2016

Networking experts will tell you to "never stop networking." And this includes when you're employed. The fact is, when you're employed can be among the best times to network, because people won't assume you're only reaching out to them to ask about a job. But how do you keep networking when you're busily engaged in your new position? Here are 15 different ways to do just that: 1. Update Your Online ProfilesLet your entire network know you've landed a new job by updating your LinkedIn and... Read More >