networking

Announcing Glassdoor.com’s launch of Inside Connections

I had the privilege of getting a pre-release sneak peek of Glassdoor.com’s Inside Connections and I am impressed! When I spoke with Tim Besse, the co-founder of Glassdoor.com, he said the goal of Inside Connections is to help job seekers make informed decisions about companies by providing one place that is a comprehensive research tool on where the jobs are, what they are and who you know there. After doing a brief demo of the tool, I’m convinced this is going to change the way people search for jobs. It’s also going to save a lot of time for job hunters and hopefully give them better odds at being noticed by a recruiter. Inside Connections just launched at...

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Upcoming speaking engagement

I’m pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the Social Media Summit in May. I’ll be part of a panel discussion on social media and job searching. Here’s some additional information on the session: Learn how job seekers and human resource professionals are using social networks to optimize their efforts. It is becoming more and more important for all job seekers to understand the strategy of online job search—from research to establishing a presence, to personal brand building – and everything from the social media-enabled resume, to the use of video, as well as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs as a means of creating distinction in the...

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Good networking advice

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.'” ~ Mary Kay Ash   Have a great weekend!

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Holiday networking tips

I don’t know about you, but my calendar is BOOKED for the entire month! I have a personal goal to attend at least one professional development and/or networking event each month, but I find that the number of events always increases during the holidays. There are so many people that I don’t know yet in my immediate community and professional field that I feel this time is well spent in learning about other people who can benefit my life in various ways. Networking, however, doesn’t always come easy for people. This article provides some great tips on how to effectively network at holiday events. Happy mixing and...

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Great infographic on LinkedIn

I love this infographic on LinkedIn! (Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/linkedin-boot-camp-basic-training-for-the-personal-marketer-2011-11)

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New book helps college graduates succeed in the real world

I am beyond excited to announce the publication of my first book! The press release follows: In today’s economy, finding and keeping a job can be especially daunting for new college graduates. Employers often report that college hires have textbook learning, but lack some critical life skills that are necessary to be successful over the long haul. Certain soft skills aren’t being taught in the classroom, but are essential to success in the workplace. With the input of several other seasoned professionals, author Amanda K. Haddaway provides 25 tips to help new college graduates navigate through the challenges of finding and keeping their first jobs and living on...

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