Category Archives: Career Networking

5 reasons job seekers dread networking events

  And ways to make events easier. It never fails: When I mention that networking is the most effective way to look for work, my workshop attendees’ faces go blank. Their eyes are suddenly glued to the tables. Their bodies slump … Continue reading

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14 tips to connect in your community for your job search

Some job seekers see attending organized networking events as akin to meeting their future in-laws for the first time. For some it’s downright frightening; one job seeker told me she hyperventilates before she goes to an event. Wow. Perhaps you feel … Continue reading

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5 steps to uncovering career opportunities

I tell job seekers in all my workshops that research is key to their job search. I’m being redundant, but it’s true and worth repeating. The time you put into research will be a tremendous return on investment. Many believe that the … Continue reading

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5 tips for promoting yourself in the job search

When I made our town’s Little League All-Star team, I ran to my neighbor’s house where my father was helping him fix a lawnmower. I burst into the garage and told my father with pride that I’d made the team. Instead … Continue reading

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4 successful ways to be proactive in your job search

Some job seekers tell me they turn on their computer every day to log on to Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, Indeed, and other job boards. They spend many hours a day applying for posted jobs, sending as many as 20 cookie-cutter resumes out a … Continue reading

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8 ways to make a better impression while networking

I was invited by one of my customers to attend a networking event in the local area. Intrigued by what this networking group was all about, I agreed to take some time from the office and visit the group. They … Continue reading

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10 first impressions for job-search success

When I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones, I was not impressed. I’d heard it was a great show, but the gratuitous violence did more to turn me off than draw me into the most important episode of the series. I … Continue reading

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