Category Archives: Career Networking

7 reasons why you need personal business cards, and 7 facts to include on them

A funny story I tell my workshop attendees is about how I ordered 250 personal business cards on www.vistaprint.com, only to find when I opened them that I’d spelled my occupation wrong: “worksop facilitator.” There went 250 personal business cards into the … Continue reading

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5 steps to take when networking your way to important people

I recently read a post Please Don’t Send Me Your Résumé, written by Lida Citroen, which resonated with me. It’s general message was, “Don’t rely on others to do everything for you. Take responsibility for your job search.” I agree … Continue reading

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13 ways to act professionally in the job search

Years ago my daughter had to defend her position when she was accused of something that she and I felt was unjust. Nonetheless, before she spoke to the principal, I told her to act professionally. The look on her face … Continue reading

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6 steps to penetrate the Hidden Job Market

This post was shared the most of any of my posts, ever. The message in it is simple…it’s the hidden jobs jobseekers must pursue, not the ones everyone is scrambling for.  When I think about the time my wife and I … Continue reading

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Introvert or extravert? Maybe you’re an ambivert

And how being an ambivert can help in your job search. I conduct a poll at the beginning of my Myers-Briggs Type Indicator workshop. I ask my attendees to write on the back of a piece of paper if they had the choice … Continue reading

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5 times when nonstop talking can hurt you in the job search and at work

If that got your attention, good. I don’t know any other way to say it; I hate it when people talk too much. This is a personal issue of mine, a lack of tolerance, perhaps; but incessant talking makes my mind … Continue reading

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5 ways the introvert succeeds in the job search

Do you know an introvert who is an active listener and can also make small talk with the best of them; is enthusiastic about writing and also enjoys speaking in public; and thinks before he acts, yet takes well-timed risks? This … Continue reading

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