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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:

Giving the Gift of LinkedIn Recommendations

Tweet The holiday season is upon us, and many (like me) are scrambling to find gifts for professional colleagues.  While budgets are tight for many, a meaningful gift doesn’t have to cost anything.   A recommendation on LinkedIn is a thoughtful gift that will bee appreciated for many reasons:

Video Friday: Widening Your Network

Tweet A successful job search involves continually growing your network. Today on Video Friday, some easy ways to do that.

Easy Ways to Thank Your Network

Tweet It’s important to thank your network on a regular basis.  People are much more likely to help if they feel their efforts are appreciated. Your sincere, gracious thanks shows you notice the extra effort and are grateful for it.  It also keeps you top of mind with those in your network.  Here are some [...]

Networking Conversations Part Two: Steering the Encounter

Tweet By now we all realize how important networking conversations are in a successful job search.  For some, getting over the awkwardness and creating a great dialog can feel challenging. The good news is that there are ways to make networking go smoothly.  In part one, we talked about getting the conversation started. Today, moving [...]

Why Face Time is So Important to Your Job Search

Tweet Focus on face time! That’s the message from research that shows you get a lot more done face to face than you do via email. What’s true in the work environment is even more true in your job search. Here are just a few of the advantages of face to face communication:

Video Friday: Networking for Introverts – Why You Should Go Alone

Tweet Introverts are sometimes advised to take a friend with them to networking events. But in today’s video blog, Kimberly Beatty explains why she disagrees with that advice and feels “going it alone” is best for introverts.

Dressing for Success

Tweet We’ve all heard you should “dress for success” but when it comes to job interviews, it’s tricky to know how to dress. A rule of thumb is to dress just a bit more conservatively than people dress where you are interviewing. For example:

Recruiter FAQs

Tweet The key to working with recruiters is respect. But beyond that, you need to know the details of how the relationship works.  Based on my experience as a recruiter, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about working with external recruiters.

Using LinkedIn Groups to Make Connections

Did you know you can use LinkedIn to contact people you don’t know including those in industries or with job titles of interest to you?

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