Aug 4
Why Being Likeable Can Work In Your Favor
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Developing skills is the key to success in any endeavor. Finding a job is no different. There are some specific skills anyone can learn that, when practiced, will produce the desired result. There are five skills and two rules to follow when networking with strangers. Although they are not carved in stone, regular use will make them habit. The skills are:

  • Asking questions
  • Listening
  • Speaking your Power Statement
  • Closing
  • Follow Up

The best questions to ask will have to do with finding out about the other person. People love to talk about themselves and are usually willing to talk at the slightest invitation. Questions about family, occupation, and recreation will always carry a robust conversation. Listening will tell you what that person is interested in and will usually leave you an opening to deliver your power statement, Directv, that thing you want people to remember about you and your skills. To close, you ask for something: a card and permission to stay in touch. Follow up is as simple as sending a “Thank You” card or email. The rules?

  • Be Yourself.
  • Smile.

Good luck. Practice!

May 31
Three Things That Make A Job Seeker Stand Out
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There are seemingly more competitors and less opportunities in today’s job market. Being qualified isn’t always good enough. The following are just a few things you can do to make yourself look like a better job candidate.

Diverse Skill Set
In 2013 basic computer literacy is hardly something worth putting on a resume. Instead, bring something extra. Be it a programming language or some basic graphic design, demonstrate you are a little more than the average computer user. If these aren’t skills you have, Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27
Tooting Your Own Horn Is A Good Networking Trait
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When you are unemployed and looking for a job, it is important to talk to as many people as possible to get the word out that you are on a job search. The process of talking to other people about job opportunities is known as networking. Because your goal is to locate and secure the perfect job, you need to tout your strengths to everyone who will listen.

No one wants to hire an employee who is okay at what they do. When employers look for new employees, they seek out the best in their field.Additional information can be Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23
Why Less Talk And More Listening Is Important
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When you’re attending a networking event or some other type of job convention, it’s easy to start babbling on and on about yourself. While you might think that you’re impressing professionals in your field, they may actually just think that you’re full of yourself.

It’s likely that you’re attending this event because you’re hoping to find a job or to establish connections with other people. As with many relationships, people want to be heard. The professionals who are at the event likely have a lot of Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22
Why Being Early To Networking Meetings Is Important
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Whether you are working in the marketing industry or if you are involved with customer service, taking pride in your business and work will not only help you to do well in your own workplace, but also with advancing your career and moving up within the social ladder of business. When you are required to attend networking meetings, being early is always recommended to get the most from the meetings (aside from the actual topics being covered during presentations).

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Sep 19
Why Lunch Networking Once Per Week Works
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Lunch networking can be a great way to find a job in a career that interests you. In this sluggish job market, you may find that traditional ways of finding a job may not be as effective anymore. Your resume is not always enough to get your foot in the door for a career, especially in industries with high competition. You may find that networking with friends, family, coworkers and former colleagues may find you a job that would Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18
Why A Sense Of Humor Works When Job Networking
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Having a sense of humor can set you apart from the crowd. After all, part of the reason we spend our time job networking is to be remembered by those in attendance. People who stand out, by virtue of a sparkling personality and a outgoing sense of humor are more likely to make a favorable impression. The secret of course, is to not let that sense of humor get out of hand. You don’t want to come across as a total bore. Nor do you want to be the source of Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15
How To Job Search In A Roomful Of Strangers
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Developing skills is the key to success in any endeavor. Finding a job is no different. There are some specific skills anyone can learn that, when practiced, will produce the desired result.

There are five skills and two rules to follow when networking with strangers. Although they are not carved in stone, regular use will make them habit. The skills are:

  • Asking questions
  • Listening
  • Speaking your Power Statement
  • Closing
  • Follow Up

The best questions to ask will have to do with finding out about the other person. People Read the rest of this entry »