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The advantage of social media for your job networking is that it is quick and easy to extend your network. You don’t need to spend time meeting people, your networking is all done on line and the question of whether you and the other person like each other or hit it off doesn’t really come into it. Read more…

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With the public sector shrinking, competition for jobs is getting tougher. If you are looking for a public sector job, you need to give yourself an edge. There are two parts to getting a job. The first part, the bit everybody does, is to fill in the application form. In theory, in the public sector this should Read more…

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If you’re looking for a job you really shouldn’t be reading this! Nor should you be spending more than a few minutes a day browsing job boards or looking for job opportunities on Linked In, Facebook, or anywhere else online.

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There is little doubt that networking is the most effective method for securing a new position.  But many people shy away from it; after all it doesn’t appear to be the most comfortable of activities. Nevertheless, estimates amongst career professionals indicate that between 50% -70% of people get jobs through their contacts, and this figure rises even Read more…

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There is plenty of research which shows that the most likely way for you to get a job is through your contacts. Networking may not always be the most comfortable of job strategies, but it is far more effective than anything else, and it is worth concentrating most of your time on. The problem comes however when Read more…

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You may be one of those many people who find the idea of networking daunting. You will find, however, that once you can get started on a conversation it becomes much easier. Here are some questions that will lead you towards the information you are hoping to get from a networking meeting:

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Your network comprises not just business contacts but also friends, family and anyone else you know. A good way of building your contact list is to draw up category headings and list the people you know in each. The table below will help. 

elevator pitch

Networking is an essential part of a good job search. When you contact someone for the first time, to try and arrange a networking meeting, you’ll need to introduce yourself and explain why you want to meet them. The best way to do this is to have a short presentation statement (or elevator pitch) ready, so that Read more…

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