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Job Seeker Special: 5 Proven Tips to Expand Your Personal Network

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Your personal sphere of influence is the key to a strong career, and a successful job search. So no matter where you stand now: you likely want or need to expand your network.

But especially during a job search, there’s a built-in problem: how do you approach someone you want to meet without sounding like a desperate job seeker?   

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What Does Your Non-Verbal Communication Say About You? [Infographic]

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The top candidate doesn’t always get hired. Sometimes, it was something they said during the interview that takes them out of contention. And sometimes, it was something they didn’t say – at least out loud.

To understand the value of non-verbal communication, and how best to present yourself at your next job interview or networking meeting, check out this infographic from Ethos3.com…

   

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What Are The 7 Deadly Face-to-Face Networking Sins?

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In some circles networking has a bad reputation. In part, this is because of a few bad networking apples who spoil it for everyone else.

As someone who has attended (and hosted) thousands of networking meetings and events — and is often referred to as a ‘master networker’ – I’m going to let you in on a few secrets of bad face-to-face networking…   

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A Simple Trick That Makes Your Business Card Memorable

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Everyone hands out business cards, then hopes those rectangular forms of communication leave a strong enough impression that the recipient will reach out after the meeting is over.

Some of those cards are incredibly creative and look like modern art. If you’re short on time or don’t have a big budget, however, there’s a much cheaper way to ensure your info stays in a person’s pocket — and out of the trash…   

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Are You Skipping This Critical Step When Networking?

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At the end of a long day at a networking event, we probably have a stack of business cards in our pocket. But when everyone is back home or in the hotel, then what? What becomes of those cards?

Despite the best of intentions, eventually most look at the card pile and think “I’ll get to those later” which at some point turns into “Where’s the trash can?” And that’s where we fail at a critical part of the networking process…   

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Networking Olympics: Going for Career Gold

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No doubt: networking is the most effective method of finding work. But how does a young professional get good at networking? Where do they go to learn best practices?

How do they go… for networking gold?

This week the #InternPro chat on Twitter had a lively discussion about the “Networking Olympics: Going for Career Gold”…   

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