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Avoid the #1 "Conversation-Killing" Networking Question - PART 1: How to . . .Set the Stage for a Good Conversation
Sun, Apr 14 2013 06:15 | Networking and Interviewing
Do you know of any job openings? If the answer is “NO,” it’ll be a short conversation.“Do you know of any job openings?” is an ill-advised way to open a networking conversation. In fact, it’s a “conversation killer!” Why can’t you ask this “conversation-killer” question? . . . Because if the answer is “No I don’t”,
Networking: Do I have to?
Mon, Apr 1 2013 08:28 | Networking and Interviewing
Do I have to? . . . . Yes you do if you want to find a better position in a shorter amount of time!If you dread the idea of going up to strangers whose paths you cross and striking up a conversation, you are far from alone. Many, if not most folks - if the truth were told - deplore the idea. They’d prefer a root canal!The"Hidden Market" However, the truth also to be told is
How To Work A Job Fair
Tue, Mar 26 2013 06:37 | Networking and Interviewing
Tips on How to Seize the Opportunities of a Job Fair"Do they have any jobs?" asks a job seeker upon hearing that there is going to be a Job Fair. "No, they don't have any openings at this time.""Then what is the point of going to the Job Fair?" ask a job seeker.What is the point indeed? There is a big point in attending a job fair and talking with companies even
The #1 Interview Question
Thu, Mar 21 2013 06:00 | Networking and Interviewing
The #1 Interview Question: Tell me about yourself!The interview is beginning. The interviewer looks across her desk and asks the interview "ice breaker" question to start the conversation. . . "Why don’t you tell me a little about yourself?” The interviewee stammers a little, hems and haws, clears his throat, and begins a monologue that goes on way, way
The # 1 Networking Question to Avoid. . . .
Mon, Mar 18 2013 07:34 | Networking and Interviewing
What is the Number 1 Question to Avoid when beginning a networking conversation? "Do you know of any job openings?"Why? If the answer is “NO,” it’ll be a short conversation.Instead of asking this conversation-killer, plan ahead. Plan to ask questions that draw your networking contact out. Ask questions
Networking Meetings Generate Interviews
Mon, Mar 11 2013 07:07 | Networking and Interviewing
Networking can lead to interviews. Getting comfortable with networking can generate the kind of meetings and conversations in which you uncover leads to your next position or to enhance the one you already have!Why networking? Through networking, you can often identify needs before they turn into openings, and openings before they are announced on the Open Market. With networking, you can
To Find A New Job Quicker . . . Follow-up!
Over the years, I have asked many, many job seekers after they landed a new job or role: “If you had it to do over again, what would they do differently? Their answer: follow up. To find a new position quicker, follow-up is a must! It is not enough to just submit an application or resume
Job Search Marketing Tools
You've decided to look for a new position. You’ve written your resume. You are ready to go! Right? . . . . Wrong. Your resume is only the first of several tools you will need to market yourself in today's employment marketplace. After all, if finding a job is all about selling yourself - and it is -- then you will need all your sales tools
A Job Search Audit
Thu, Mar 7 2013 02:09 | Planning and Strategy
Been at your search for a while? A Job Search Audit can tell you how you’re doing.I advise all my job search clients, when they have been at this task for 3 or more months, to audit their search. Performing a Job Search Audit can corroborate what you’re doing well and provides ques and clues to areas for improvement.Why? As with the “Weekly Review,” this is another $$ no-cost
Schedule a Weekly Review . . . Weekly
Sat, Mar 2 2013 06:28 | Planning and Strategy
How is your job search progressing? Don’t really know! Schedule a weekly review weekly to find out. If you actually keep this appointment with yourself (Therein lies half the battle!) to review progress and set a schedule for the upcoming week’s work, you’ll progress further faster!Dale Carnegie, in his now classic self help book, How To Win Friends & Influence People,