Tag: Networking

Developing a Targeted Mailing List

There are two basic schools of thought on direct mail aimed at locating a new position, commonly referred to as mass mailings and targeted direct mailings. The former relies on the premise that if enough letters and résumés are mailed,

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Elevator Pitch

Your elevator pitch is a twenty-to thirty-second statement that tells networking contacts and company decision makers that you have what it takes to resolve their outstanding problem(s). It’s centered on your branded value proposition, what you offer, what you bring

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Seven Ways to Keep in Touch with Your Contacts

Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone recommends that you build your network before you need it and keep in touch with your network on an ongoing basis. He also recommends that you periodically connect with each of your contacts to

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What is Networking?

Networking is about building relationships and making connections with people who will lead you to jobs. What makes it especially effective is its quid-pro-quo aspect: it’s about helping others who can also help you. Bear in mind that it’s a

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Considering An Industry Change?

Whether you’re a one-industry career veteran whose industry recently succumbed to unfavorable economic conditions, or an executive who wants to or needs to change industries, there is a great deal of due diligence required for a successful transition. In our

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Looking For Work? Keep It Up Through the Holidays

…Large companies often have “use it or lose it” hiring budgets they need to spend by the end of their fiscal year, which for many firms coincides with the calendar year. “We’ve had facilities [such as hospitals] call us and

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LinkedIn – The 6 Figure Executive Networking Site

If your career transition involves changing industries or functions, or you’re a job hopper, or you do not have the desired education, then targeting recruiters probably won’t be your most effective job search strategy. However, you’re LinkedIn profile is still extremely important because you will need to depend more on networking and finding contacts to land your next position.

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Understanding the Hidden Job Market

Often referred to as the “hidden job market” this segment of unadvertised positions has been recently increasing. A few of the reasons why jobs may not be posted and thus, classified as “hidden” include:

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7 Fast & Easy Ways to Keep in Touch with Your Network

Both Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone and Harvey McKay, author of Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty recommend that you build your network before you need it and keep in touch with your network on an ongoing basis.

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Job Search Web 2.0 Style

Creating and managing a branded online identity is important to your career. In today’s world where professionals are responsible for managing their own career path, it’s important to proactively manage your own marketing strategy and online identity. Every mention of

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