networking

Guest Post: Seven Social Networking Sites that Will Get You Hired

Over the last few years, the technique for searching for jobs and recruiting candidates has changed dramatically. We have gone from skimming through the classifieds and hoping that the right candidate comes through to utilizing social networking sites. These social tools can be beneficial in a variety of ways but the key is to know how to use them accordingly to optimize your results and ultimately land you that job or find you the perfect candidate. So where do you begin? Well, here is a list of 7 social tools to help get you started and give you an idea of what they are about. Do not feel limited only to what is included here as there are many more where these came...

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Don’t Dance in the Fountain

My first full-time employer had a lavish black-tie optional holiday party. It was the event of the year and most employees looked forward to it for months in advance of the big day. It was a “see and be seen” event with employees from all over the country flying in to the headquarters area for the festivities. One year, a few co-workers imbibed just a wee bit too much and ended up dancing in the fountain. Needless to say, their performance was not received well by their managers or corporate management. As you head into holiday party season, remember these tips to help keep you in good favor with your boss and still allow you to have a great time at the...

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Guest post: 5 Networking Tips for the Career Changer

Changing your career can be extremely overwhelming.  I went through the process two years ago when I left the food industry for the public relations industry.  Since I did not have any contacts in the public relations industry, networking became my most important job search strategy.  If you are trying to break into a new industry I would suggest following these tips.   Networking Tip #1:  What relevant skills do you have? Focus on the skills you currently have that you can apply to your new position. There are always skills that you can carry over to your new career choice.  You just have to think about how you can make the connection.  Being able to work...

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How to find an internship

The job market is super competitive these days, especially for new college graduates and entry-level applicants. It has become almost a requirement that candidates have some type of in-field experience. One of the best ways to get this experience is by doing internships. Click here for some tips on how to find an internship.

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Do you need an elevator pitch?

Do you need an elevator pitch? In a word, yes. First impressions make a difference and you need to be able to capitalize on a very short meeting with a new person. People are busy, so you need to “hit it and get it.” What better way to explain why you’re great than to have a concise summary about who you are and what you do? So, what is an elevator speech? It’s a quick — usually 100-200 words — high-level summary about the value that you could add to a project, organization, etc. In crafting your elevator speech, think about: your strengths what sets you apart from other people what you could offer someone (knowledge, skills,...

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Top 5 Tips to Successfully Attend a Networking Event

You’ve just attended a great networking event where you met a ton of great contacts. Now what? Many people attend networking events and then don’t act on the great contacts they met. By following these easy steps, you’ll be a networking genius in no time. Read more here…

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