Month: December 2014

Entering And Exiting Networking Conversations

For many people (including myself), networking at social and professional events can seem like a very intimidating process.  Two of the trickiest parts:  How do enter into a networking conversation, and equally important, how do you properly end one?

Starting a conversation can be the most intimidating part of networking.  It sets the tone for everything else.  How do you determine when a good opportunity has come up to start a conversation? Read More

Using Your “Elevator Pitch” Correctly in Your Job Search

Job seekers are often told to have an “elevator pitch”, a concise summary of their core skills and accomplishments that they can deliver rapidly to anyone who will listen.  But used incorrectly, this little speech can kill your chances for further discussion, let alone finding a job lead.  Some tips for creating a pitch that will get you in the door, not kicked out of the building. Read More