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job search

What’s the missing ingredient that you can add to the standard mix of job search techniques, to get ahead of the game There is plenty of good job search advice around if you look for it. Nearly every committed job seeker knows how to write a good 2-page CV, and how to network, and they are all Read more…

speculative approach

Sometimes you have no option in your job search than to approach an employer directly, without an introduction, using a speculative approach. Sometimes you will know that what you offer is exactly right for a particular company and, try as you might, you have been unable to effect a connection through your networks. In these cases the Read more…

networking

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…

networking

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.

networking

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…

networking

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…

networking

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:

networking

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. 

Linked In

You don’t have to use Linked In to advance your career, but it certainly helps. It helps even more if you can be clear about what specifically you want to use Linked In for, and what benefit it will be to you. There are three main levels at which LinkedIn impacts upon your career. At the most Read more…

recruiters

Choosing the right recruiters to apply to is essential when making job applications . As with all things, a trusted recommendation is worth more than any amount of advertising. Speak to your friends and colleagues about which recruiters they have used for their job applications and whether or not they would recommend them. In the absence of Read more…

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