Networking – A Key to Your Career Success
by Norine Dagliano - Oct, 2010
Networking – the mere mention of the word sends most job seekers cowering under a pile of help wanted ads, praying that an employer is looking for them, so they do not have to expose themselves to this high stress, ego-threatening activity. The sad reality is that the vast majority of job opportunities (some statistics say as high as 85%) will never appear in the help wanted section of a newspaper or posted on any job boar...
Find a Job Faster With Social Media
by Kevin Donlin - Oct, 2010
If you’re looking for a job in this economy, consider adding social media to your tool kit. Specifically, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn -- used correctly -- can help you find work faster. To get the latest tips, I spoke with Dan Schawbel, author of “Me 2.0, Revised and Updated Edition: 4 Steps to Building Your Future,” published in October 2010. According to Schawbel, job hunting is now giving way to people hunting...
Tips For Successful Networking
by Marshall Brown - Oct, 2010
* Be authentic. Be yourself. Don't be concerned about what others might think. (That is sometimes difficult, but you owe it to yourself to try it.) Be real. Don't try to be the "want to be" you. Let people see, and get to know, the real you. * Know what you have to offer. Start conversations with people and tell them what you have to offer. Be bold! Be fearless! Speak intelligently and have interesting things to say (abou...
Cranking up your networking intensity!
by Harry Urschel - Oct, 2010
Many job seekers pursue networking contacts and events diligently each day. They connect with new people, consistently ask for referrals, attend networking meetings, trade association meetings, and professional associations regularly. These are all excellent, and critical for an effective job search. However, if you’re looking for an idea that can produce more consistent leads and results, if you’re ready to crank up your n...
Networking is not a “One Hit Wonder”
by Harry Urschel - Oct, 2010
I had lunch with a friend yesterday who recently began to market himself as an independent business operations consultant. He’s very highly qualified, however, understands clients won’t be suddenly flocking to his door. He needs to network effectively to find opportunities. He never considered himself a “networker”, but he does it very well. As we got to talking about his success so far, it reminded me how applicable his ex...
Job Fair A-Z: How to Effectively Navigate A Job Fair
by Staci Eggert-Dziedzic - Oct, 2010
A- Assertive job seekers make a positive first impression on employers. B- Bring multiple copies of your resume to distribute to those organizations that interest you. Come to the Workforce Development Center to update your resume and make multiple copies. C- Communicate your skills in a clear and concise manner. Focus on your experience, values and interests. D- Dress the part. Professional attire is appropriate for jo...
Social Savvy for the Business Professional: The Art of Business Entertaining
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2010
With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to show your strong personal brand in how you behave during this fall’s upcoming social events. Knowledge is power! Let’s face it. Today’s executive must function with complete confidence from the board room to the dining room, from the sales call to the business lunch, from the cocktail party to the fine dining experience. Social savvy can make or break a deal and qu...
How to Brand Yourself for Promotion
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2010
Communicating your unique and differentiating value doesn’t stop once you get a job. Personal branding is important for all professionals across industries whether they are seeking new career opportunities or seeking opportunities for advancement within their current organization. Here are 7 effective ways you can begin positioning yourself for movement up the corporate ladder: Communicate Your Goals: Make sure your mana...
Is My Personality Killing My Chances?
by Rob Taub - Sep, 2010
If you feel your enthusiasm and focus on being the best you can be, either in an interview or on the job, may be working against you, you may want to rein in your enthusiasm and moderate your intensity to some degree. Nevertheless, and more often than not, it is a matter of developing good communication sense. Is my personality killing my chances? "Communication skills" and "communication sense" are not the same. Good co...
Is Your Career Goal Realistic?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Sep, 2010
If you’re not gaining the response you want from your job hunt, there can be several reasons: lack of hiring in your desired field, a watered-down resume that doesn’t represent your skills, shotgun job-search tactics like applying to every job you see, or an over-the-top, unrealistic goal for your next position. The latter situation can occur when you’re unsure how your skills tie into different rungs on the career ladder,...
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