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4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

What to do and say to make connections for a career switch

By connecting with people in your desired field, you just might network yourself into a job. Here are four tips for how to do it. Read More »

4 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Cold Calls

4 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Cold Calls

Follow this step-by-step guide to banish fear of cold calls

Tips for using the phone effectively as a networking tool rather than wasting time at endless networking events. Read More »

The Best Ways to Work a Room for Job Hunting

The Best Ways to Work a Room for Job Hunting

12 tips to boost your confidence

Many people are uncomfortable with the thought of going to events with potential contacts who could be resources. Here are 12 tips to boost your confidence. Read More »

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

What Jim Carrey Can Teach You About Career Success

Want to catapult your career? Use social currency to network your way to the top. Tools like LinkedIn and Mingle can help you expand you career friends. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: The Power of Your Professional Network

The Weekly Roundup: The Power of Your Professional Network

Networking is critical to career success

Networking is key to career success. How to make connections and grow your professional network with expert advice and insider tips from around the web. Read More »

How to Get Through to Anyone On the Phone During Your Job Search

How to Get Through to Anyone On the Phone During Your Job Search

Get through to people who can influence your job hunt

Cold-calling may seem terrifying, but if you plan and stay focused the outcome could be an in-person meeting or even a job. Read More »

Why December Is Prime Time For Your Job Search

Why December Is Prime Time For Your Job Search

Companies often 'find' money they must spend by year's end

December can be a great month for landing new opportunities, so don't give up on your job search during the holiday season. Read More »

8 Ways to Finish the Year Strong

8 Ways to Finish the Year Strong

There's plenty to do this year to get ready for the new year

Take steps now to make the start of 2014 the best it can be. Read More »

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

If you haven't found a new position yet, try these 4 tactics. Read More »

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

By Miriam Salpeter If you've been sending out hundreds of resumes and haven't heard back from one employer, stop now and commit to making several changes in your job search strategy. Looking for a job is frustrating; you're totally fed up with looking for a job and don't think there's another thing you can do... Read More »

Making This Phone Call Could Change Your Career

Making This Phone Call Could Change Your Career

Over the last six weeks, I've consulted with four different experts about my career-reinvention journey-and they've all been very helpful. But I've avoided approaching the people who could probably help me the most: my professional contacts. Read More »

How To Use Your Friends To Get A Job

How To Use Your Friends To Get A Job

If you want a job, and you aren't focusing on tapping into your network to try to win a referral into the company that interests you, it's time to drastically alter your strategy. As employers try to cut hiring costs, decrease turnover and improve new hire time-to-productivity, they are becoming more... Read More »

What You Should Know About Working With A Recruiter

What You Should Know About Working With A Recruiter

By Debra Auerbach In today's competitive job market, many job seekers would welcome additional job-search assistance. While some job seekers know exactly what they want to do or where they want to work, others need some direction. Recruiters can be a great resource, yet some job seekers aren't aware of who... Read More »

How To Get The Most Out Of A Networking Event

How To Get The Most Out Of A Networking Event

By Michael Bruny Conferences are an excellent way to connect with a targeted group of people in a short amount of time. With a little bit of preparation, you can justify the cost of the registration, travel, hotel and time spent not "working." But many rely on serendipity when it comes to making connections... Read More »

5 Ways To Pump Up Your Career Muscle

5 Ways To Pump Up Your Career Muscle

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your career is organic. It is a living, virtually breathing organism that needs to be nourished and exercised. Without attentive, continual care, you cannot expect your career heartbeat to remain vibrant and strong. To prevent career malnourishment, consider applying these five... Read More »

Introducing Yourself: Come Up With A Better Elevator Speech

Introducing Yourself: Come Up With A Better Elevator Speech

You know you have a lot to offer an employer. Yet when you need to talk about yourself, you're tongue-tied! Maybe it's ironic, but the thing we've been doing all our lives -- introducing ourselves -- can be anxiety-producing during a job search. "Hello, my name is" isn't going to cut it. You need to learn how... Read More »

Networking Advice:  6 Signs Of A Polite Rejection

Networking Advice: 6 Signs Of A Polite Rejection

By Debra Auerbach There's nothing worse than being stuck in an awkward conversation at a party. You can find yourself in the same situation at a networking event. Except at a professional gathering, you have no choice but to act polite and professional, because important career relationships may be at stake.... Read More »

Are You Networking With The Right People?

Are You Networking With The Right People?

By Heather Huhman The importance of networking is ingrained in the brains of both college students and young professionals. From the first lecture on your future profession, advisers, professors, and alumni begin to gently hint that networking connections will be the most important influence in landing a... Read More »

Landing A Job At A Small Business: It's Who You Know

Landing A Job At A Small Business: It's Who You Know

By Donna Fuscaldo When it comes to getting a job at a small business, who you know is what really matters. Many small businesses won't turn to an executive search firm or post an advertisement on a job board, relying instead on referrals from friends, family and colleagues. Because of that, job seekers have... Read More »

24 Tricks for Terrible Networkers (or How to Meet Anyone Anywhere)

24 Tricks for Terrible Networkers (or How to Meet Anyone Anywhere)

Although I regularly attend networking events, I'm a terrible networker and rarely yield my desired outcome. What are some ways in which I can improve my networking capabilities and results? -- Margaret, Florida Read More »

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