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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.

How Your Network Can Help in Your Job Search

Tweet Networking is one of the most important pieces of a successful job search.  It’s vital to grow your network.  But a large network has to be used wisely and strategically to support your job search. Here are the key places to activate your network to generate success:

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Jeff Haden. Jeff is a columnist for CBSMoneyWatch.com and Inc.com.  He has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list. Jeff learned much of what he knows about business from managing a 250-employee book manufacturing plant. Everything else he [...]

The 5 Core Competencies of Self-Promotion

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition.  Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling.  You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist. When [...]

How to Network Wherever You Go

Tweet My friend Dee and I were snowshoeing a few weeks ago, when we ran into a man with an infant in a baby back pack and a dog at his side. We stopped to chat, admiring him for snowshoeing alone with his little one, asking how the baby liked the ride on daddy’s snowshoes.  [...]

Building a Powerful Network

Tweet What makes a good network? Is it a small and select group that we have strong bonds with, or a huge group of hundreds of people we barely know/contact with? Few other people can better give us insights into professional networking than Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn.  We read in Fortune/CNNMonday a rather [...]

Job Search Secrets from a Google Recruiter

Tweet Google regularly tops the list of the top companies to work for and the most admired companies. They are also known for attracting and selecting top talent and a work environment that empowers employees to pursue their passion. In a recent CBS Money Watch article, Robert Pagliarini interviewed a recruiting expert at Google, Bryan [...]

Social Media and Your Career: Two Simple Rules

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition.  Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling.  You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist. So [...]

Countdown to 2012 for Job Seekers

Tweet During the holiday season, December is a time of anticipation and surprises.  Some are counting down to a special holiday; others eagerly await the New Year.  However, for many job seekers, December may feel like an inactive time. But there is actually a lot you can be doing this month that will pay off [...]

Why Social Media Matters

Tweet Job boards may soon become a thing of the past. According to a recent report published by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), only a third of companies used social media to locate passive candidates in 2008, compared to 56% in 2011. In addition, 63% recruiters have successfully hired candidates via social media. [...]

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