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A Jobseeker’s Guide to Growing Your Network

Tweet A successful job search involves an ever-widening network. Think of your network as having three levels: Inner circle, people you know very well. People you know but not well, such as neighbors and former-coworkers. People you do not know at all but would like to know.

How to Follow-Up with a Contact

Tweet Follow up is one of the most  important parts of networking.  It doesn’t matter if you are in a formal interview or talking with an acquaintance on your softball team, follow-up is crucial to engaging and building.  In the last part of our series on informational interviews, we explore follow-up for this type of networking.

Making Informational Interviews Work for You

Tweet Informational interviews are an invaluable tool for today’s job search. While you never actually ask for a job during an informational interview, many do lead directly or indirectly to employment opportunities down the road. In part one of our series on information interviews, we look at why you should do informational interviews.

Working With External Recruiters

Job seekers should proactively reach out to recruiters. Understanding how to work with recruiters effective will help with your job search significantly.

Picking the Right Size Target for Your Job Search

Tweet We talked about the problem of having a job search target that is too narrow.  But equally problematic is having a target that is too broad, or a scattershot attempt to land any jobs. Instinct tells you that having a big target gives you a better chance of hitting something. Yet with job search, [...]

The Art of Follow-up

Tweet Some of the most common questions I hear from job seekers have to do with if/when/how to follow-up. Whether you’ve met a new contact, submitted a resume or gone in for interviews, appropriate follow-up is critical. Use your specific situation to determine how to best follow-up. Here are the basic guidelines as a start:

Tips for Landing Jobs in Small Companies

Tweet The numbers show smaller companies may be a good channel for job seekers so you want to pay attention to them in your job search. But getting hired at a smaller company requires different techniques. Here are some tips to improve your chances of getting in the door at a small company or start-up.

Getting Your Job Search Materials Ready

Tweet When I was in the midst of my search for an internship, I was excited to see an email from a company that I had just submitted my resume to. I was immediately asked for writing samples from my portfolio. Unfortunately, my portfolio was scattered all over the place and it took a considerable [...]

How To Answer “What Do You Know About Us?”

Tweet “What do you know about us?”  It’s a common but puzzling question that gets asked at many interviews.  Last week we talked about how to research companies.  Today, how to present the information you gathered in a way that shows you did your research and highlights why your skills and background would be an [...]

The Job Search Sales Process and Why Connections Count

Tweet Do you ever get calls from telemarketers?  How often do you end up making a purchase based on a cold call from a stranger? The statics say sales success based on cold calls is less than 1%.  In job search, sending out resumes to strangers is like cold calling. It has a very low [...]

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