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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Personal Contacts: The Key to Successful Networking

When the word “networking” is used, we tend to think of upwardly mobile college graduates with a bursting day timer in hand chatting up the competition at business meetings, conventions, or workshops. The average blue/pink/white collar worker disconnects, feeling that … Continue reading

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Building a Network

You’ve left stacks of work behind to attend a national convention. But taking notes from dawn to dusk isn’t enough to make it worth your while. Put down that pencil and start shaking hands, talking to people around you and … Continue reading

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Network Now!

Have you ever been to a networking event that was awkward, frustrating and nothing more than a business card exchange?   In his book MANHATTAN SOCIETY: The Art & Spirituality of Networking, Chris London says “Networking with integrity creates a … Continue reading

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Business Networking: The Point of No Return

So many business writers and self –appointed gurus pride themselves on telling others that returning all phone calls in a short amount of time is a critical key for their success. And they recommend that we also do the same. … Continue reading

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Seven Steps to Better Networking

If published statistics are accurate, employment agencies and search firms fill about 20% of all jobs in the US. Job boards fill anywhere between 2% and 8%. So how do the others get filled?   Networking consistently fills more jobs … Continue reading

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Savvy Networking: Who You Gonna Call?

People have relied on whom they know for information or referrals since the beginning of time. We have depended on this exchange of shared resources, time immemorial. Networking is defined by Webster’s Unabridged Encyclopedia Dictionary as “the act or process … Continue reading

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Your Interview Cheat Sheet

It’s not really cheating. It’s a checklist to make sure you’re on track and staying focused. Preparing a sheet will help you feel prepared and confident. This is not a sheet to be memorized or checked during the interview, but … Continue reading

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Seven Steps Toward Making a Good Impression

1. Appearance counts. When you look good, you feel good. Make sure you look groomed and neat. If you were a book, would someone be attracted to your “cover” and want to pursue you further?   2. Your clothes and … Continue reading

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Negotiating in Today’s Job Market

Despite seismic shifts in the job market and their ongoing aftermath since 2001, job market is actually not as bad as most fear. The gloomy job-market picture media has portrayed since then has scared job seekers into retreating to settle … Continue reading

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Best Ways to Ace Your Next Interview

You’re there in the hot seat – sitting across from the interviewer, the person who has the power to give you the job you desperately want, or who can decide to give it to someone else. The pressure is on, … Continue reading

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