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The Weekly Roundup: Network Like a Pro, Part 2

The Weekly Roundup: Network Like a Pro, Part 2

Connections can make or break your career

Connections are crucial to career success. Experts show you how to establish and expand your circle through powerful networking skills. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: Networking Like a Pro

The Weekly Roundup: Networking Like a Pro

Making connections starts with hello

Relationships are critical for a successful job search. Here are five ways to meet new people and grow your network through authentic connection. Read More »

9 Twitter Hashtags Job Seekers Must Follow

9 Twitter Hashtags Job Seekers Must Follow

Harness Twitter's power as a networking and job search tool

You can find a treasure trove of job listings on Twitter -- if you know how to look. Read More »

3 Years and Counting: How Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Inc. Job Search Support and Networking Group Came To Be

3 Years and Counting: How Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Inc. Job Search Support and Networking Group Came To Be

Leaning on and learning from others in the job market

The founder of Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA tells how the job search support and networking group has grown. He is seeking new volunteers. Read More »

Apps to Supercharge Your Job Search

Apps to Supercharge Your Job Search

Conduct an expert job search from your smartphone

The tools you will need to make your job search mobile. Get organized, create content, network and more all from your smartphone. Read More »

11 Untapped Places To Network

11 Untapped Places To Network

Always talk to people you don't think can help you

Networking opportunities are everywhere you go if you're open to them. Read More »

Networking! (How To Just Go Up To Someone and Say You're Awesome)

Networking! (How To Just Go Up To Someone and Say You're Awesome)

Will rely on Ina Garten's secret tip to schmooze through Chicago

Networking is not everyone's cup of tea and even a former national journalist gets uncomfortable. A speaking gig at Chicago Ideas Week offers a chance to grow. Read More »

Why 'Selling Yourself' To An Employer Is A Misguided Notion

Why 'Selling Yourself' To An Employer Is A Misguided Notion

The concept of "selling yourself" to get a job may be unethical. Read More »

Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

Jump on these job search trends and increase your chances of landing a position. Read More »

Forgotten Someone's Name? 6 Ways To Fake It

How to get through that awkward social situation seamlessly. Read More »

How To Get Successful People To Answer Your Emails

How To Get Successful People To Answer Your Emails

By Reggie Hall Jr. If the Internet were a real place, most emails would be the equivalent of that shady guy trying to sell you items from his kiosk at the mall. He's annoying. He doesn't give a crap about you. He wastes your time. And that foreign lotion bottle he extends to your terrified nostrils doesn't... Read More »

No. 1 Myth About Networking

No. 1 Myth About Networking

You've heard a hundred times the only way to find a job is to network. Here's the truth. Read More »

6 Most Outrageous Social Media Mistakes By Teachers

6 Most Outrageous Social Media Mistakes By Teachers

Workers in every profession make mistakes in social media -- and get fired for them. But teachers' social media fails seem to be its own meme, as every day there seems to be another teacher making an epic gaffe on Facebook and Twitter. As educators, they are supposed to impart wisdom to their students. But when... Read More »

Tricks To Getting A Great Referral

Tricks To Getting A Great Referral

A strong referral makes all the difference in a job search. Here's what you need to do. Read More »

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

By Heather Huhman Job seekers are struggling to find positions because so many job openings are never even advertised online. The "hidden job market" is very real, and it's causing frustration among job seekers. You can find these jobs by determining what a company needs. Here are five ways to uncover those... Read More »

How I Changed Careers After 50

How I Changed Careers After 50

By Tony Lewis, Senior Recruiting Specialist, Insperity Are you a professional over the age of 50 who is trapped in a job that doesn't meet financial needs or is out of sync with your personality, character or mind? It's not that you are unappreciated or taken for granted. You still have dreams, and your current... Read More »

Remarkably Easy Ways To Expand Your Network

Remarkably Easy Ways To Expand Your Network

It's gotten to the point where "job seeker" can be a synonym for "discouraged." How are you supposed to overcome the competition to land an appropriate job? Especially if it's been a long time since you've had to look for a position, you have a lot of obstacles to overcome. You know it's futile to sit around and... Read More »

4 Unforgivable Mistakes In Networking

4 Unforgivable Mistakes In Networking

Marian Schembari By Marian Schembari Hopefully you know by now that networking is the only real way to land your dream job. But are you doing it right? Last week, I experienced the ultimate networking experience. Let's say hello to Ginny. Ginny emailed me a week ago. Her subject line was, "I think I love... Read More »

How To Keep Up Your Energy For The Long Job Search

How To Keep Up Your Energy For The Long Job Search

Last week I wrote about needing to get out of my own little world and connect with people. I haven't done much about that, but I have gotten an energy boost --mostly from exerting more energy. An insane burst of freelance work had me working 14-hour days, juggling six projects at once. And somehow, the... Read More »

4 Reasons Why You Are Still Unemployed

4 Reasons Why You Are Still Unemployed

If you haven't been successful landing a new gig, maybe it's time to stop and take a look at your tactics. Don't assume you haven't found a job because the economy is poor; there are jobs out there. It is up to you to demonstrate how and why you are a good match. Consider the following tips to help you land a... Read More »

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