Avoiding a bad boss – and joining the right team

by Guest Author, Rachel Loock When interviewing for a new job, remember that you’re assessing the company and the team you’ll be working with as much as they’re interviewing you. Start by researching the company and key players through their website, LinkedIn, online news articles and databases. But while online sources can be helpful, the…

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How to Work Your Network When Job Seeking

How to Work Your Network When Job Seeking

When you are job seeking you need to know how to work your network. We all know people. These people are your network. You may have a professional network and a personal one. The average person has a network of about 500 people. It’s easy to be discouraged during a job search. You send out dozens…

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Top Creative Ways to Use Referrals in Your Job Search

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Are there any creative ways to use referrals in a job search? Obviously, there are. And you should be using referrals to increase your chances of landing a job. Referrals are an excellent way to leverage your skills as a new or veteran jobseeker. However, the practice of merely providing references on a Curriculum Vitae…

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Networking Activities You can Start Today

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Networking activities sure have pivoted in the last few months. Social distancing and quarantine have forced us to be very creative in how we connect for our careers and job searches. Things have started to open back up. Restaurants are inviting diners in now. However, people are still being cautious about meeting in person, which…

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Make the Most out of Remote Meetings

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Remote meetings can be challenging at the best of times: tech difficulties, timing challenges, and a lessening of social cues can decrease meeting effectiveness. However, they can still be successful. Here are some straightforward strategies to make the most out of your meeting. Pay Extra Attention to Nonverbal Cues in Online Meetings Humans are hardwired…

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Networking Online-Professionalism Tips

Networking Online

Networking online – the new way to connect (at least for now.) The events of the past month have caused a lot of people to shift gears when it comes to how they work, how they play, and how they connect. We might not be able to go anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you want…

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Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking

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Do you hate networking? Maybe you just strongly dislike it. It’s ok. A lot of people put it right up there with cold calling, public speaking, and moving. Networking is a necessary part of any job search. Once you get the job, networking may still be something you have to do. Whether you are at…

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Why Effective Networking is a Lost Art & How to Remedy It

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by Robert Brown, Esq. Do You Know About Effective Networking? There are a lot of a ways to network that don’t work, but effective networking is all about actually building relationships. We’ve all been there before (or at least MOST of us): attending a networking mixer, glass of pinot in our left hand and our…

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Networking Tips: How to Make Real Connections

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Networking Tips: Find Your Own Style Eye Contact: Check! Firm Handshake: Check! Good Listening: Check! Conversation starter: Check Ask good questions: Check! All the above networking tips can be found in virtually any book, website, article, social media post, or video about networking. The truth is, those things are important. But an even bigger truth…

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