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Monthly Archives: June 2011

5 Business Card Faux Pas to Avoid

John is at a networking event. He joins a group of people, pulls out a fistful of business cards and hands them out everyone. Then he turns to a new contact, pulls a dog-eared card out of his pants pocket … Continue reading

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Ten tips for making the most of networking events

1. Spend your time meeting and talking with new people instead of people you already know.   2. Begin friendly conversations with those you meet in the refreshment line-up.   3. ALWAYS have business cards with you—no excuses!   4. … Continue reading

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Networking — Does it still work?

“Networking” was the biggest buzz word of the 90’s. To get a job or grow a business — all you had to do was network. Bill Gates’ initial deal with IBM, in which they bought and added the MS DOS … Continue reading

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Sowing and Growing Your Network

The expression “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” used to be said with contempt, because it implied that unqualified people could get jobs just because they knew the right people. That was, of course, true in many … Continue reading

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Developing Your Soft Skills

The most successful IT professionals possess more than technical aptitude. Their interpersonal skills play an integral role in their ability to take on new responsibilities and advance their careers. In fact, in a recent Robert Half Technology survey of 1,400 … Continue reading

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Networking Should Be A Daily Event

Some Advice For Networking:   Networking is the process of developing relationships with a group of relatives, friends, and acquaintances that can assist you with locating the information that you need to find a job. Ideally, a network will help … Continue reading

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Holiday Job Searching?

A common misperception on the part of job seekers is that the holidays are a poor time for job hunting prospects. As a professional recruiter, here are three reasons why the holiday period is in fact an excellent time to … Continue reading

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Working an Audience or Group

You’ve been invited to give a presentation to your local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, college alumni, professional association or local high school career day. You get a queasy feeling in your stomach and dry mouth!   It has been said … Continue reading

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Network Your Way to Success

No other job search technique can give you such extensive rewards, so learning to be a successful networker is critical. What does it take? Techniques, sure, but more importantly the right attitude.   Think of yourself as someone who can … Continue reading

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Nuances of Networking: The Ten Commandments

So, you think “networking” is a new phenomenon? a growing trend? a buzz word? Well, it has existed since time immemorial. Proof: “No room at the inn? Can you recommend a barn … with a manger?” Sound familiar?   Referrals, … Continue reading

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