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Archive for the ‘Networking Advice’ Category

January 25th, 2016

The Information Interview: Tips for Success

The Information Interview: Tips for Success

What is an information interview? An information interview is a tool used to gather information on a specific organization, career path or occupation. It involves connecting with individuals who are currently working in this area to gain an understanding of its expectations and requirements. This will help determine whether this area is a realistic fit based […]

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July 2nd, 2014

The Zen of Networking: 10 Rules To Follow 

The Zen of Networking: 10 Rules To Follow 

Whenever you think of someone who’s a “consummate networker”, you conjure up an image of a person who has a busy social calendar, someone who’s popular at cocktail functions and knows how to work a room. That might be one definition of good networker. Another definition is someone who is a “go-to person” whenever you […]

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May 30th, 2013

Asking for Recommendations

Asking for Recommendations

Marketing would be nowhere without smiling and satisfied consumers recommending a purchase. And the written equivalent of this is the testimonial or recommendation. A few words singing a product’s praises – or a person’s praises – go a long way in building credibility. Testimonials have slipped into job hunting strategies, and rightly so; a job […]

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September 27th, 2012

Post-Job Fair Know-how: How to Network

Post-Job Fair Know-how: How to Network

The career fair is over. You arrive home absolutely exhausted, cheek muscles sore from smiling, hands finally empty after handing out resumes. And your pockets are full of business cards. What now?

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September 27th, 2012

Job Fair Know-How: Be Prepared

Job Fair Know-How: Be Prepared

Your objective when attending job fairs is to introduce yourself to suitable employers. To work each job fair to your advantage, you must prepare. In order to maximize your efforts, research the companies attending, and communicate —on your resume and in your spoken sales pitch — how your skills, experience and education fit well with the company’s needs.

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September 27th, 2012

Job Fair Know-how: Work It!

Job Fair Know-how: Work It!

You’ve researched companies, you’ve prepared a great resume that lists strategic details about your education, experience, character, and skills, and you’ve learned to sell yourself in a practiced pitch. Now you’re ready to work the job fair.

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November 30th, 2011

Finding your own social media voice (aka the art of preaching what you practice!)

Finding your own social media voice (aka the art of preaching what you practice!)

The most terrifying obstacle for me when I entered the social networking scene was the lack of rules and guidelines.Why was this scary?
Because maybe like me, you too had learned at some point that it was for my own good that I separate my business and private life. These two should never mix and if they did, it was a really bad thing! Seriously. Bad.
I got this message first from childhood and then later on from school in my marketing classes. Be different in every part of your life.

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July 27th, 2011

Facebook Friend or Foe

Facebook Friend or Foe

799 friends on facebook – Wow! Sounds sort of like an accomplishment doesn’t it?

But, who do you really know out of those 799 people? Guess who is reading the resume you just submitted to that huge advertising firm you really want a job with? Remember Ryan, that older guy from high school? Ryan has you on facebook (you never spoke in high school besides that one time you accidentally walked into him) and he is now searching your profile and notices all the party pictures, that not so friendly page you “liked”, and your recent status update of having a few double caesers on your lunch break.

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July 6th, 2011

Networking, Business Cards & Social Media

Networking, Business Cards & Social Media

Okay. So you’ve just come back from a networking event and have a pile of business cards you’ve collected from all the folks you’ve interacted with. Now what?
In the past, we might have input the information into our computer’s address book and emailed everyone a followup letter. And while this is a great idea, once the initial followup action has been taken, that’s where it may end for a number of your contacts. Let’s face it…. life is busy and out of sight means out of mind.

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June 14th, 2011

Business Card Design Tips

Business Card Design Tips

Your business card may be your lottery ticket to the best job imaginable.

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