How to Make Content Easier

This is a preview of my forthcoming course on networking for analysts. Learn more at georgejmount.com/networkingcourse A powerful way to build your network is to share content relevant to your “why.” Analysts are often unsure where to start, so I provide some ideas here. The most important lesson, though, is to just do it. Feel […]

Hey, Analyst! Learn Some Content Marketing (Slides)

This is a preview of my forthcoming course on networking for analysts. Learn more at georgejmount.com/networkingcourse. Read my original post here.  In a freelance-based economy, we will all have to sell our skills through content marketing — even “data nerds.” Here are some of the key lessons I’ve taken from content marketing, and how analysts […]

Why Be a Social Analyst?

This is a preview of my course on networking for analysts. Learn more at georgejmount.com/networkingcourse. I was introduced to the concept of the “social employee” by Mark and Cheryl Burgess, who argue that companies can build a strong brand through the content and creation of their own employees. I took this concept to heart and […]

Stepping into the Creator Mindset

This is from my forthcoming course on networking for analysts. Learn more here. One of the most difficult things I found about working full time is the limited opportunity for creativity. And a lack of creativity relates directly to a weak network.  When you are running the same financial reports day-in, day-out, it’s easy to […]

Slides: What’s Wrong with the Traditional View of Networking

I often discuss how I wasn’t taught the right Excel skills as a student.  But what I learned about networking may have been even worse — because I was taught the wrong things about networking. Contrary to what we’re often taught, networking is not about “shameless promotion,” as one email from an anonymous networking group put in an email. […]