Category Archives: Networking

Want to Build Your Network? Offer No Reciprocation Required Value

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Did you ever wonder if you were cut out for networking? That maybe you, and those you already know, might not be able to offer your network much in return for what you gain from them?

I used to have the same feelings at times. So today we’ll discuss the secret to consistently offering real value to those in your network…   

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Should Students and Millennials Be on LinkedIn? [Infographic]

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Should you – the student, recent graduate and young professional – be on LinkedIn? Is the social/professional network worth the investment of your time?

The numbers in this infographic by www.degreequery.com scream “yes!”…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 17: Build Your Elevator Pitch, Part 2

#60Day 17 of 60

Yesterday, on Day 16 of the #60Day Challenge, we began building your brand new, conversational elevator pitch. We continue that task today…

When you’re done, instead of that monotonous speech everyone else delivers, you will be prepared to present a confident self-introduction that both impresses the audience, and lets them know you’ve done your homework. In other words, you’ll start a conversation the recipient wants to continue.   

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Here’s How to Become the Grad Every Employer Wants to Hire

College Grad Everyone Wants to Hire

With nearly half of college-educated workers saying their first job after college was not related to their college major, it can be a little discouraging when it comes to your post-grad job search. However, if you start looking now and learn how to market yourself to employers, you’ll be on your way to landing a job upon graduation.

Employers are eager to hire college grads this year. If you want to be the entry-level candidate they’re looking for, here are some ways to make yourself the perfect person for their company:   

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9 Ways Volunteering Helps Shape Your Career

Volunteering and Your Career

Volunteering is a mutually beneficial opportunity; a chance to help the greater good, while providing you with great self-reward.

What you might not know is that volunteering is well worth your time and effort in order to advance in your career, or transition into a new one. Consider the reasons why… and then volunteer!   

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These 7 Steps Turn Twitter into a Powerful Job Search Tool

Twitter Job Search

When I talk with job seekers about Twitter, I often get a curious look. I try walking them through my process for building their personal network or connecting with potential new employer, but that doesn’t seem to work. Twitter is often one of those things people don’t get until they dig in… and try it for themselves.

Here’s the seven steps I share with them, so when they do try Twitter they see the value to their personal brand and network… and understand how Twitter can be a powerful job search tool…   

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