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icon_interview4Top Five Tips To Successfully Attending A Networking Event
From Careerealism

You’ve just attended a great networking event where you met a ton of great contacts. Now what? Many people attend networking events and then don’t act on the great contacts they met. By following these easy steps, you’ll be a networking genius in no time.

1. Don’t Let Those Business Cards Collect Dust:  It’s easy to go to a networking event and put the business cards in your pocket or purse and never look at them again. However, this defeats the whole purpose of attending the event in the first place. You must act on making the most of your new connections and do so within 24 hours of attending the event. Read More…


icon_interview2Eight Surprising Rules That Will Get You The Job
From Forbes

At 76 years old, Bill Ellermeyer is an elder statesman of the job search world. He founded an Irvine, CA outplacement firm in 1981, which he sold to staffing firm Adecco in 1990, then ran that office as a division of Adecco subsidiary Lee Hecht Harrison until going out on his own as an independent coach in 2004. He specializes in what he calls “career transitions” for people who have lost their jobs at the executive level, mostly from the c-suite or as vice presidents. Some of his clients have been out of work for more than a year when they come to him. He pushes them until they find a new position. After three decades in the career coaching business, he’s come up with eight rules, some counter-intuitive, that he says promise to land his clients a job.  Read more…


imageHow To Create (And Convey) Your Personal Brand
From AOL Careers

Tide or Clorox? Apple or Microsoft? When it comes to purchasing decisions, your perception of a brand can be the deciding factor. You consciously and unconsciously consider the values and benefits of what the brand or product has to offer. The same is true for employers reviewing job seekers. That’s why I use my coaching sessions with job seekers to stress the importance of having a well-crafted personal brand.   Read More…