Tag Archive: networking

Five Tools To Know About

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Technology has changed the way we do things. It gives us options and the digital tools to do things faster and better. At a recent party I discovered that many did not know about the five web sites listed below. Indeed has become one of the top sites used and referred by career counselors for …

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Rules of Engagement for Linkedin

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 This month I gave a workshop on LinkedIn and shared my set of ‘rules for engagement’ and how to build your connections.  Follow these 5 tips if you are looking to expand your network, find a job lead, get answers to your questions, or simply looking to connect with leaders in your interest category. Using …

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Career Fairs & How to be a ‘Match’

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Career Fairs show case match-making between employers and job seekers. Numerous screening interviews take place under one roof, and under a few hours. If you are not a fit, you will not be selected by the recruiter for the next round. Only those that ‘match’ proceed to the employer site.   College Campuses are an ideal place …

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Twitter Basics for Your Job Search

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Many use twitter to send out updates on a television program, share weather complaints, or post daily routine. But twitter is one of the most powerful networking tools that exist, and should also be used for career success.  It can help individuals find job related connections, learn about the latest in industry trends, and access employment opportunities. …

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Need Motivation? Ten Inspirational Quotes

Quotes motivate us and keep us focused. I surround myself with inspirational sayings, and use them in situations with clients or in workshops. These 10 are the quotes I use the most in my daily life, and it can help you in your personal and career journey.  1.    Change your thoughts and you change your world. …

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Is Your College Career Center A Placement Agency?

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I am a college career counselor and I love what I do. The problem is most students do not know all that their Career Services Department has to offer them in college. Most students utilize career services only around the time of graduation thinking it is a placement agency. College career counselors do help connect individuals …

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Job Search in a Nutshell: The 3 Must-Do’s

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Last year I won 1st place in JobMob’s 2011 blogging contest. This year’s article not only won a Grand Prize, but was also voted ‘Most Liked’. It was written for job seekers to maximize on the use of their time, energy, and resources.  Get started on these 3 must-do’s and take your job search in the …

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Examples of What to Write When Asking to Connect on LinkedIn

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ALWAYS use a personal message in your invitation to connect with any other professional on LinkedIn. There is an art to networking, and it’s about building relationships. Never ask for a job. Job leads follow for those that are effective connectors.  Whether you find a contact you want to outreach to on Groups / Alumni …

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Networking for Recent Grads: How to Find and Connect with Alumni on Linkedin

LinkedIn is one of the most valuable networking tools available to professionals. Use its many features to connect with other graduates from your alma mater that are in your choice industry, that work for your target company, or that can offer advice related to your career. For new 2012 graduates its key to have a …

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Networking Your Way to Job Leads with ‘Face-Time’

Each category listed below offers suggestions on how to grow your contacts, develop your professional network, and discover job leads. Finding a new job is more than just applying to job boards, its relationships working in your favor.  Join Professional Organizations: Join various organizations related to your goals, and start attending local meetings. Learn beforehand …

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