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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.

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, [...]

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 [...]

Questions to Ask When Networking

Tweet Job seekers are well aware that networking is critical, but it can be intimidating.  Even people who enjoy being social can find themselves tongue-tied when they have a goal in mind other than just chatting.

Pre-Interview Research

Tweet You got the interview, now what?  Time to dig in and learn all you can so you can shine in the face-to-face meeting.  Having good background on the company will make you look interested and prepared, but the research will give you valuable knowledge that will help confirm that this is in fact a [...]

The Art of Telling An Effective Story

Tweet Preparing for an interview can be an exhaustive process.  Do you have the proper wardrobe? Do you know how to get to the office?  Do you know every piece of your resume and why you put it on there?  If you have all of this down, you probably feel pretty prepared, but you forgot [...]

Top Tips on Negotiating Job Offers – Part 3 of 3

Tweet Nancy Kasmar, MS, SPHR, CCP is the Practice Lead for Compensation and Benefits Consulting at Washington Employers, a member-based organization providing real-time business results through strategic workforce performance solutions. She is a subject matter expert on compensation and assists members in attracting, retaining, and motivating their employees. The groundwork for negotiating a salary offer [...]

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