Tag Archives: networking

Overcoming the Job Layoff: How to Get Back to Work

To get back to work after a job layoff, you likely need to pick yourself up off the ground, dust off the frustration and fear, and get back into the workforce. Finding a job as a laid off worker is not easy to do. You may want to hold out hope that your previous employer will call you back. Yet, that may not be realistic and it may not be something you can do and keep your home. What can you do to get a new job, then, when you are facing a job layoff? Read More »

Top Three Mistakes That Could Keep You Unemployed

As an experienced career coach and resume writer, I would rate the following four factors as being critical in determining the success of any job search campaign: Demand-supply dynamics, a candidate’s background, quality of resume, and job search strategies.

With this introduction, I rate the following job search mistakes as being unequivocally disastrous: Read More »

Social Media Bridging the Student-Teacher Communication Gap in Classes

There was a time when students would get cold feet at the very thought of interacting with their teachers; even if that meant for discussing regular assignment related issues, or to simply wish them on special occasions. Now, teachers are no more the dreaded humans and students do not fret about meeting them even for a casual discussion. Teachers are more like friendly guides today; students can rely on them when faced with academic issues, career related or otherwise. This change is visible not only in online educational domains but in face-to-face classroom setups as well. This enhanced interaction has been made further possible by the increased popularity of social networks. Read More »

Starting Up a New Business With Only $100

Most people mistakenly believe that they’ll need thousands of dollars to start their own business. The recent popularity of books, guides, and presentations teaching entrepreneurs how to start their own business on a true shoestring budget, though, serves as proof that you really can do it with virtually no startup capital. If you’re able to save just $25 a week, you could start your own business in a month.

In this article, you’ll learn the “bare minimum” things needed to start your business, as well as how to put them to use effectively. Read More »

Seven Basic Rules Of Networking For A Job

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 5 percent of job seekers obtain jobs through the open job market which consists of help wanted ads, the internet and print publications.

A job search that targets only advertised job openings will likely miss more than half of the available opportunities. Forty eight percent obtain their jobs through referrals or “word of mouth.” These individuals get the job referrals by networking.

Networking for a job is not easy, however. It requires time, patience, persistence and consistency.

Here are seven basic rules of networking for a job: Read More »

30 Seconds to Shine

I don’t know about you, but I network ALL the time. When I went full time with my business back in 2008, I attended at least one networking event each day. All of that meeting people required having some great 30-second commercials at the ready.

Unfortunately, not everyone puts as much effort into networking.

When I was at an event the other day, I was the only person in the room with a cohesive commercial, complete with a tagline; I received a round of applause when I sat back down. Read More »