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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 [...]

Video Friday: Networking for Introverts

Tweet In today’s Video Friday blog, Kimberly shares some tricks to make networking easier and more natural.

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 [...]

Elevator Pitch Done Right: A Step-by-Step Guide

A job seeker’s elevator pitch can be a powerful tool when done correctly. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use your elevator pitch properly to enhance your job search.

Why the Holidays are a Great Time for Job Search

Tweet There’s a common misconception that “no one gets hired over the holidays”. In fact, this time of year presents some unique opportunities for advancing your job search.  Holiday tunes may be playing in stores, but it’s no time to back off on your search. Here are some easy ways to make the most of [...]

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.

Networking Conversations Part Three: Keeping the Conversation Going

Tweet For many of us, the most challenging parts of the networking conversation are getting it started and steering it through the middle. If you’ve gotten it this far, the end should be easy! But beware; you don’t want to drop the ball at this point, because the end of the conversation is actually the [...]

Surefire Ways to Ruin a Networking Conversation

Tweet You’ve identified a great networking contact and set up a conversation.  Whether at a networking event, a networking meeting, or a chance encounter, this is your big opportunity. Don’t blow it with these networking blunders: Dull opening. Beginning a conversation with “How is it going?” is hardly compelling. 

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