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The most important thing about networking for job search is to get out there, attend events and meet new people. Once you’ve done that, however, you can take your networking to an all new level by being willing and actively seeking to be the one who takes the first step. Taking the initiative gives you more control over the outcome and is the best way to make things happen.
If you meet someone new and both agree that, “We should get together sometime and chat,” but no one says, “How…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 30, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments
I can’t tell you how many times as a career counselor I’ve had new clients contact me and admit apologetically that they’re considering changing careers. Why apologetically? Because they’re embarrassed to admit that they want something else when what they have is NOT horrible. Often these same clients have high paying stable careers that they don’t hate. They’re basically stuck in a gilded cage. It’s not really where…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 22, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments
It’s easy to fall into a routine, and into the familiarity of a role. In most…
Added by Melanie H. Axman on November 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Want to get the compensation you deserve? Nervous about asking for more money in the first place? As with many job search related activities, the key to salary negotiation (or to asking for a raise at your current job) is preparation. The more you do your research, know your plan and feel confident that you do in fact deserve more money, the higher your chances of success. More specifically, here are the basic five things to do for effective salary negotiation.
1. Don’t be…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 16, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Check out #5: Karma is Legit
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To err is human (as is to gossip, be frustrated on the job, or speak ill of a co-worker.) However, no matter what industry or role you are in, there are opportunities to practice good karma.
Work can be a cutthroat place, and opting…
Added by Melanie H. Axman on November 10, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
As I mentioned in my last blog post on being an effective networker, following up with new contacts after meeting them is key. If you’ve met someone for an informational interview, the first follow up contact should definitely be a thank you email or note, but how do you stay in touch after that? Or, if you met someone at a networking event, how do you find the time to stay in touch? Here are five easy ways to stay in touch…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 9, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 2, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments