Tips for effective networking
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2010
The purpose of professional networking is to gain information, increase your visibility in your field, and establish personal connections that will help you advance in your career. No matter how much you love your job, you should always be looking for ways to expand your networks because, ideally, your contacts will follow you from position to position. A strong network allows you to get advice from trusted sources, to kee...
5-Step Facebook Makeover for Your Job Search
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2010
With more than 550 million active users, if Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest behind only China and India. Facebook’s stats make it a hard-to-ignore social network for job seekers. The irony of recommending my clients consider using Facebook for professional networking does not escape me. Recently, someone who was contracting me for some workshops assumed that, when I suggested we incorporate something abo...
7 Steps for Successful Networking Off-line
by Tai Goodwin - Nov, 2010
Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, feel like you have the gift of gab or just don’t know how to make small talk, networking know-how is key to for launching and growing your business. When it comes down to making a decision about who to do business with, people will do business with and refer business to those they know, like and trust. Your success in becoming a trusted, liked, and known is hinged to how you grow...
Fast Forward Your Job Search
by Robin Ryan - Nov, 2010
When you are in Human Resources, everyone thinks you know everything there is to know about getting hired. Truth is, most HR folks stumble when implementing their own self-marketing efforts. Having coached numerous HR professionals, many find resume writing difficult and networking intimidating. So, if you think you are alone in finding job hunting a challenging task, think again. In today's tough job market, you must...
4 Resolutions to Rock Your Job Search in 2010
by Joe Turner - Nov, 2010
OK, did you survive the past year? We all know 2009 was a devastating year economically for the US. The good news is that 2010 may see recovery in some sectors. The bad news is that the high unemployment rate will continue to be with us for quite some time. While there may continue to be fewer job openings, companies still do business and they still need talented employees to help them better compete during the coming ye...
Have You Considered Working a Temp Job?
by Joe Turner - Nov, 2010
If you’ve thought before about working a temp job, here’s some further ammo for considering it. Today the US unemployment rate rose to 9.8%, the highest this country has experienced since June 1983. That’s 15.1 million Americans now out of work. According to the US Labor Department, another 263,000 jobs were lost last month, higher than expected. Additionally, if those who were already laid off and have had to settle fo...
A LinkedIn Profile That Works!
by Harry Urschel - Nov, 2010
As I’ve said many times before, LinkedIn is a game changer when it comes to an effective job search in today’s online world. There has never been a resource that made it as easy to find the critical information you need when you’re looking for a new job… Companies, Contacts, Interview Prep information, Comparative Job Histories, and venues to discuss topics and challenges related to any job, field, or industry. It’s incredible...
Your Elevator Speech: Keep It Simple Silly
by Harry Urschel - Nov, 2010
So often, when job seekers give their Elevator Speech at a networking event or when asked in a formal environment, they give an overly “slick” or a too detailed recitation. A key to success in networking with others, is for them to clearly understand what you do and what you are looking for. If you come across as if you’re trying to impress them too much, or if they don’t “get” what you do, you won’t get results. Furthermor...
Resignation Letters: Dos and Don'ts
by Barbara Safani - Nov, 2010
Are you preparing to resign from your current job? AOL Jobs recently spoke with Dr. Randall Hanson, founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, for advice on the best way to resign from a job. According to Hanson, a resignation letter documents your last day of work, but it also eliminates the potential for any miscommunication that can occur when an emplo...
Executive Coach Tip: The Value and Benefits of Giving Someone a Recommendation on LinkedIn
by Andy Robinson - Nov, 2010
How often do you make it a point to give a recommendation to someone on LinkedIn? Have you considered the benefits and value of GIVING a recommendation? The value of giving someone a recommendation on LinkedIn: Every time you recommend someone on LinkedIn, you nurture and strengthen a relationship with a connection. The process and discipline of giving recommendations builds a circle of influence where others see you...
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