When you are in a job search, your emails usually ask the recipient to take some sort of action: look at your qualifications for a job, request an informational meeting, follow-up on an interview or application. In all these instances, you are “selling” your email recipient on the benefits of taking the action. Here are seven best practices gleaned from sales and marketing professionals that will increase the likelihood that your emails are attention getting emails that demand a response.
For some time, career networking has been something I do on a subconscious level. No thinking, I just do it. It has become second nature. But let’s face it: this is a great question that many struggle with heading into a career networking event.
So now I’m here to answer the question! In full detail, for the world to evaluate and comment on. Let’s dig in…
I have two short stories about Millennials and resumes. One has a happy ending and the other does not. If you want to free yourself from the crowded 20-something job market (and crazy-high unemployment), pay attention.
Research shows that in our technological world, our relationships play an important part in an individual’s success. We need to operate much more interdependently. This means relationships and our personal reputations are critical in shaping our opportunities, referrals, and promotion recommendations.
In these relationships there are three types of people: Takers, Matchers, or Givers. Takers strive to get as much as possible from others and Matchers aim to trade evenly. Givers are the rare breed who contribute without expecting anything in return.
Those who put the interests of the team (others) first will achieve long-term success. Here’s why: