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Follow-up Your Networking With a Thank You -- Here's How
Follow-up any networking meeting you have had with a heartfelt Thank You. Whether you are following up a phone call, an in-person meeting, or a really informative e-mail exchange, take the time to thank your contact.You may be following up with a member of your own network. Or, you may be following up a conversation you had with a person to whom you were referred, who, incidentally, now
Thank You for the Referral
Fri, Oct 25 2013 10:23 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Referrals open doors . . . . . that might not open any other way. Treat them with care. People who would not take your call, respond to your e-mail, or agree to meet with you, generally do, IF you are referred. So . . . treat referrals with care and . . . the referrer with utmost care!Why do they take your call?Professional courtesy! It's as simple as that. Think
Internal Networking - Job Security Insurance
Sun, Oct 20 2013 10:37 | You've Got The Job Now What?
"How do I avoid another lay-off in my career?" You've got the job! How do you protect it? With internal networking!Job seekers who have been through a lay off, worked hard at their job search, and found their next job often ask this question: Question: How do I prevent this from ever happening to me again?The short answer: You can't.The long answer: Short of setting
Tips for Returning to Work after a Long Time Out
Wed, Oct 16 2013 11:39 | Planning and Strategy
No one said that finding a job is easy, especially today. But it is not the impossible dream either! If you have been searching for months with little success, read on to get some tips and strategies to re-new and re-invigorate your job search campaign and realize your dream! If you have been out of work for a while, whether by choice or not, getting back into the "Monday
Are They Glad They Negotiated?
Tue, Oct 15 2013 12:43 | Negotiation
Question: Are they glad they negotiated? Answer: Most say "Yes."Over the many years, and thousands of clients I have worked with during their job searches, I have asked this question at the conclusion of their successful search: Are you glad you negotiated? The overwhelming response is "YES!" Most say Yes! Most clients say, that even if they experienced nervousness
Negotiation Begins the Moment You Say Hello
Tue, Oct 15 2013 11:56 | Negotiation
You've got less than 30 second to make the RIGHT 1st impression!The initial information you choose to reveal about your experience and your accomplishments begins the negotiation and influences your offer. Since this is the information initially offered in your resume and marketing materials, and your initial phone screens and interview, that means . . . . . that the negotiation begins with
Nancy's 9 Tips and Truths for Negotiating Your Job Offer
Tue, Oct 15 2013 11:18 | Negotiation
Thoughts of negotiating any deal creates jitters in the best of us! It's right up there with public speaking and fear of snakes! As with so many things that cause a case of anxiety, though, knowing more is key.Understanding what negotiation is and how to go about it will allay the fear and calm the jitters.Negotiation is simply a skill, and skills can be learned and practiced. The
Negotiation . . . . ahhh, It's Just a Conversation
Mon, Oct 14 2013 03:34 | Negotiation
A negotiation is a conversation. It's as simple . . . and as complex . . . as that!Negotiation is just a part of life. We negotiate everyday, whether we realize it or not. We are negotiating when we discuss a . . . . . - a personal issue - discussing with your spouse if you will watch a sports or gardening TV show; - a community
Negotiation is Not for Me . . . . or Is It?
Sun, Oct 13 2013 02:52 | Negotiation
Should I negotiate? I don't know . . .I don't think negotiation is for me! What do you think?Over the years, I've heard multiple job seekers wonder if negotiation is for them. And, over the years, I've had this conversation with multiple clients who wondered if they could actually negotiate a job offer.If you don't try, you'll never know!To fail
If You Don't Negotiate . . . . . You Lose! The Multiplier Effect - Part 2
Sun, Oct 13 2013 01:37 | Negotiation
If you don't negotiate, you lose. While not true in every case every time . . . . . most of the time it is! In my article, "If You Don't Negotiate . . . . . You Lose! The Initial Loss - Part 1," you learned that when you choose not to negotiate, you leave $$$ and benefits on the table that could have been yours. And you learned why this is true. To sum it up, accepting