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4 Ways to Effectively Network (and Land a Job)

Entry-level jobs are disappearing — at least it certainly seems that way. Even those listings that claim to offer full-time positions often ask for a laundry list of previous experience that few applicants can offer. But what is the cause of this shift in approach? David Adams David Adams is the founder of HomeSuite , […]

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Alternatives to Self-Promotion

One of the hardest parts about looking for a new job is the need to promote yourself – especially since people often feel they have to brag, when in most other social encounters we’re taught not to brag. The standard job search advice tells you that “you’ve got to sell yourself” and “you have to […]

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Building Relationships With Recruiters

When searching for a new job, relationships are the most important piece of the puzzle. How you manage your interactions with people has a direct impact on the value of the relationship. This logic holds true for working with recruiters, too.   When engaging recruiters in your job search, realize there are many nuances to […]

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Boost Your Job Search With A Custom LinkedIn URL

If you are using the default URL that LinkedIn assigned your profile when you create it, you don’t look like a member of the “In crowd” because the default URL is full of numbers. The In crowd members have URL’s that look like this: linkedin.com/in/their-name Rather than a URL like this: linkedin.com/pub/yourname/29/890/2b9/ You will look […]

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The Underestimated Importance of Personal Networking

Searching for jobs is an arduous task that can take a lot of time, however there are ways of shortening that effort. The majority of job hunters underestimate how useful their network of contacts can be and how they can use this network to extend their search to increase the chances of finding a job. […]

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Seven Networking Strategies

As networking has become more and more of a factor in your career – it is now the way a little over than half the jobs in America are secured – it’s time to devote more time not only to doing it, but to thinking about it. 05/12/2011 – 14:00 Author:  Eli Amdur

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Networking: A Two-Way Street

Question: I hate networking! I hate going to crowded meetings where I don’t know anyone, telling people I want a job and seeing them cringe, burdening my friends with my unemployment woes and cold calling. These are all activities I find totally repugnant. Yet, I know I have to do it, even though it’s getting […]

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