Tag Archives: networking

4 Reasons You Need A Professional Mentor

When it comes to your career, everyone needs advice. But it’s not always easy to find honest people who will challenge you, help you and are willing to share their secret wisdom, skills, and expertise with you. In fact, PwC’s 2015 Global CEO Survey found 73 percent of CEOs said job candidates not possessing desired skills is...
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How to Return to Your Old Employer

You’re casually or seriously browsing through open positions matching your skillsets on job sites and suddenly your previous employer pops up on the screen. Or, maybe someone sent you the opening and you’re really interested in the role. If you want to explore the opportunity but are hesitant about the next steps, here are a...
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The LinkedIn Hacks Every Recruiter Loves

LinkedIn. A bit of a beast, but also the best way forward when you're on the job hunt. Here are some hacks most of the other candidates aren't using.

 

1. Use the "See Who's Viewed Your Profile" tool to your advantage

We know. It's embarrassing. But you can use that creepy tracking system to...

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How to Make Professional Connections in Less Than 2 Minutes

Down with hours long networking events and conferences. Long live speed networking.
In our fast-paced world, efficiency and clarity are prized qualities. It's not much different in the networking world. In fact, efficient networking can help build stronger, more nuanced, longer lasting connections. Here are three tactics for leveraging networking techniques that take less time...
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Networking Mistakes That Are Killing Your Game

Most of us get as excited about networking as we do about a root canal. But the thing is, it's a pretty big deal.

There’s a not-so-secret secret to job hunting that a lot of people like to ignore: when it comes to your career, “pull” is just as important, if not more important, than...
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What is the best way to submit your resume for a new job?

Q&A with EK Careers: What's the best way to apply for a job?

This week I had a client contact me this week with a question I get asked often. I decided it was prime-time to share the question and answer with all my readers. Chances are you've wondered about this yourself.
Hi Erica,
I wanted to ask you...
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Read This Before You Ask Someone to Coffee

I go to a lot of coffee dates. I mean a lot. And I live in Seattle, so that's saying something. In fact, I say yes to everyone who asks me to coffee. Usually they want jobs. Often they want connections. Frequently they want ideas. But sometimes, they just need someone to listen. Looking for a job is hard...
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20 Easy Updates To Make You More Hireable On LinkedIn

By now, you already know why LinkedIn is vital to your job search. As the fifth fastest-growing social network in the world, LinkedIn reaches far and wide, and the sheer number of users on the site means you have to ramp up your efforts to stand out. Of course, there’s a right way to stand out. You...
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5 Ways to Fake Confidence

Whether you’re feeling down and out or are embarrassingly bad at networking, don’t fear: help is here! We can help you fake confidence in your next social situation with flying colors. Just follow these tips on how to present yourself and nobody will notice you’d rather be hiding under a blanket.   Trick #1: Stand Tall Your mom...
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8 Ways to Make a Great Impression at a Networking Event

Whether you’re looking for a new job, or seeking business opportunities, networking events are a great way to create contacts in the industry. There’s no use in attending an event if all you do is spend your time checking out the array of refreshments on offer, without actually speaking to anyone. In order to make it worth your...
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