How to Network in 6 Simple Steps

In the spirit of Saturday’s topic on the Job Search Boot Camp Show with Marny Lifshen (co-author of Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women), I thought I’d share a pretty good video I came across about networking from HowCast.com. Click here or see it below (if you’re viewing on the GreatOccupations.com website). According to the video producers, you will need trade organizations to join, good social skills and persistence. I concur! Directly from their website and video, the recommended steps on how to network are outlined below…

Yes, Absolutely, Get On LinkedIn

Yesterday, two different clients asked me if they should get on LinkedIn. My answer, of course, was, “Yes, absolutely.” I’m a big believer in using LinkedIn to do research and stay in touch in a soft way with your network. It’s also a huge resource for recruiters these days. Many of my clients report having been contacted by recruiters as a result of their profile on LinkedIn. I guess this isn’t surprising since LinkedIn claims that more than 40% of the Fortune 500 are using the site as their primary recruiting resource. Shared these useful resources with my clients – thought they’d help you too in case…

Resume Formatting Tip – The Headliner

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Here’s a resume formatting tip designed to help you make a strong impact. It’s not the most ideal solution for every resume, but it’s pretty handy when you want to emphasize a certain stand-out feature about yourself, highlight your personal brand or show multiple functional titles or areas you’re going after. I call it the headliner format. Some experts call it the title format…

You’re Meant To Be The CEO Of “Me Incorporated”

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Yesterday, I attended a networking luncheon for the Career Development Network. Executive coach, Dan Morman of Praxis Innovation spoke to us of “Creating Mindshifts in Job Seekers.” Dan gave us several good ideas and tools to use with clients. I thought one concept in particular would be great to share with you here on the Daily Career Blog…

“Why should I hire you over the other guy?”

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When you get into the interview process, you need to be able to answer the question, “Why should I hire you over the other guy?” Your answer needs to be stronger than providing a list of past tasks and experience. Yesterday, Jay talked about behavioral-based questions. He called them annoying…

How to Develop a Compelling Introduction Statement

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There are 2 certain facts of life that you have to face while job hunting. #1 is that you will need to network. And because of #1, you will need to do #2 – you will need to introduce yourself. Yesterday I talked about the 7 Steps to Developing Your Job Search Plan. Step #2 is “Assemble/Create Tools & Support,” and your introduction statement is another tool to…

7 Steps to Developing Your Job Search Plan

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Recently, I talked about job search plan areas in “33 Basic, Advanced & Super-Advanced Strategies For Your Job Search.” Today, we’ll look at 7 steps you need to take to develop your job search plan overall. Step #1: Define the Target: In the AIM Module of the Job Search Boot Camp Pajama Learning e-course, we cover an essential preparation step. You’ve got to define the target. What are you aiming at? How would you describe your ideal job?…

Career Change: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

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For those who know me personally, you know that one of my sisters has been dealing with serious health challenges for the past 5+ years. First, they found a massive pituitary tumor tightly entwined around her brain and nerve tissue. Doctors decided not to operate since it could cause damage to her optic nerve, not to mention the brain itself. Even though it’s located in her brain, it hasn’t affected her cognitive ability. So, she decided to go after a life-long dream to become a medical health professional. She enrolled and was accepted into nursing school. The doctors prescribed chemo several times a week to help keep the growth of the tumor in check, but…

33 Basic, Advanced & Super-Advanced Strategies For Your Job Search

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1. List your plan areas. Typical job search plan areas for most folks include: Postings; Targeting Companies; Networking with Friends; and Networking with Business Contacts. The following is a breakdown of each plan area into the basic, advanced and super-advanced strategies you can use with each….