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Networking Skills That Will Help You Win Your Next Job

– Posted in: Job Search Networking

There are many skills that you need to land that next job – education, experience, attitude, gumption. With the advent of social and business networking sites and online professional associations, it’s important to spend time on another increasingly crucial skill – networking. Not that networking skills haven’t been important before, but online networking can make

Ways that Twitter Can Play in Your Job Search Strategy

– Posted in: Internet Job Searching Job Search Networking

As I write this, the national unemployment rate still sits at over 8%.  While hardly news, it warrants repeating that there are currently close to 15 million Americans who are unemployed and another 10 million seeking to change their present employment situation.  Needless to say, competition for jobs is fierce.  While perhaps not as obvious,

Tips to Advance Your Career by Optimizing Your Online Presence

– Posted in: Internet Job Searching Job Search Networking Personal Branding
Tips to Advance Your Career by Optimizing Your Online Presence

Networking used to mean lots of face-to-face time meeting people at workshops and conventions, making calls, handing out business cards, and asking friends for introductions. While this is still true, the social web has added many new ways to build and cultivate your network.  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest make it easy to make

12 Ways to Use the Telephone More Effectively In Your Job Search

– Posted in: Career Marketing Job Search Interviewing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

Job seekers frequently suffer from telephone phobia. Knowing how and using the telephone effectively during your job search will make help keep your search moving forward efficiently and productively, ultimately helping you to land a new job faster and more successfully. Out of intimidation, shyness, or a fear of rejection many job seekers will try

How-to Easily Crack The Hidden Job Market

– Posted in: Career Marketing Job Search Interviewing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

// // While it is difficult to identify the original source for this statistic, it has often been said that approximately 80% of all jobs filled are done so in what is known as the "hidden" or "unpublished" job market. These are jobs typically landed through word-of-mouth and referrals as opposed to the hit-or-miss method

How-to Easily Create a Compelling, Branded Elevator Pitch for Your Job Search

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Interviewing Job Search Networking Personal Branding

// // The elevator pitch. You are probably familiar with the term. It is most commonly used to describe the concise 60-second speech that business owners and executives, as well as salespeople, use to describe their business, product, or service to others. More importantly, it is a speech that is delivered in a compelling way

10 Ways Your Network Contacts Can Help With Your Job Search

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// // Though 50% of my current sales are generated from referrals (generally, from past clients) and repeat clients, one of my primary business goals always involves  increasing the percentage of new business generated through word-of-mouth sources. I've read and studied a number of books on this subject and on developing a referral marketing strategy.

Top Networking Techniques for Job Seekers

– Posted in: Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

Networking is the process of developing relationships with a group of relatives, friends, and acquaintances who can assist you with locating the information that you need to find a job. Ideally, a network will help you to identify where the available jobs are as well as give you the personal introductions and background information needed

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