Archive for the tag 'Networking'

Oct 19 2009

Above The Crowd

Recently I attended a very large, and very crowded free outdoor 3-day music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  Moving between six stages of exceptional talent proved to be an arduous and exhausting experience; that thankfully wouldn’t diminish the inspiration and invigoration fueled by the great music.
But I was thinking that it might have [...]

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Sep 21 2009

Membership Has Its Privileges

Throughout the country, state-provided resources for job seekers are drying up.  Staff shortages, mandatory layoffs and furlough days that close facilities all impact the employment offices’ ability to provide comprehensive one-on-one services.  It wasn’t that long ago that if you were out of work, you could have gone to your local unemployment office, talked to [...]

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Aug 24 2009

The Road Less Taken – Volunteerism

Published byHank under Networking, volunteerism

You’re out of work, spending a lot of time in front of the computer looking for job leads.  You go to networking and chamber of commerce events, attend job fairs, and try to be where you meet potential employers.  But this has been going on too long and its getting old fast!  And though you’ve [...]

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Jul 14 2009

Ya Just Never Know

Published byHank under Communication, Networking, trust

On a New York commuter train last week the two strangers sitting across from me became engaged in a career discussion.  The gentleman, casually dressed, older, appeared close to retirement age; the woman also casually dressed, appeared to be in her early 30’s.
It was just simple commuter banter – small talk.  The man was asking [...]

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Mar 23 2009

Networking Almost Everywhere; It’s Almost Never A Bad Time To Network

For many people, introducing one’s self to a complete stranger is a very painful experience.  Believe me, I know!  It’s much easier for me to address a room full of people (strangers or not), than to introduce myself to someone I don’t know!!  But to overcome my discomfort talking with strangers took commitment and determination.  [...]

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Feb 23 2009

Go Your Own Way

In school, were you the one who always had a better/different way of doing things?  When the teacher was explaining that 2 + 2 = 4, were you the one who said the same result could be achieved by adding 3 +1?  Or by subtracting 1 from 5?
If you’re still looking at things a bit [...]

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Feb 09 2009

Reach Out

Whether you are a new graduate looking for your first major gig, or an experienced professional who has been laid off, open and honest communication with your network of family, friends and industry peers is your best bet for making headway in your job search.
It is not uncommon to feel withdrawn when you’re out of [...]

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Dec 29 2008

Moving Forward

Look, I know the economy sucks right now.  People are getting laid off in record numbers and you begin to wonder whether looking for a job is worth the effort.
Your frustrations mount because there are bills to be paid, you’ve got personal and familial responsibilities, and the outlook is less than optimistic.
Well, I get it!  [...]

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Jul 13 2008

You’re Facing a Layoff: What Are You Waiting For?

Got a call recently from a former associate who told me he was being laid off at the end of the month. At the time of his call, he had 2 weeks remaining on the job, and he was just starting to reach out to his network. Because he works for a nonprofit organization, [...]

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Jun 15 2008

You’ve Graduated – Congratulations!! Now What?

If you’re one of the lucky few that found an internship in your field of choice, further congratulations are in order.  Play your cards right, and that internship could lead to a decent position and your career is on track.
But not everyone knows what they want to do after they get their diploma.  There are [...]

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May 16 2008

Get out there and have some FUN!

Published byHank under Community, Networking

The weather’s getting warmer.  Have you noticed all the fun you can have in your community during the warmer months?  All across the country, concerts, festivals, street fairs, will be filling the air with music and community.
It is important for all of us to get out and enjoy being entertained for the sheer joy [...]

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Apr 10 2008

Slowing Economy = Candidate Opportunity

So the nation’s economy is in a slump. Should employers be expanding their workforces or chopping them down?
In a recession, unemployment rises. Though we may not be in an official recession yet, the unemployment figures are on the rise. Competition for good jobs will also go up! This makes it all [...]

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