Using LinkedIn as a Networking and Outreach tool

LinkedIn is a great tool to connect and build your professional network. Use it to forge amazing and long-lasting relationships–even if only get a few pros who are interested to chat–that is certainly worth your while. It is about the quality of the connect and the way you foster it rather than simply trying toContinue reading “Using LinkedIn as a Networking and Outreach tool”

Integrating Technology into Your Career Development (Pt.2)

One of the easiest ways to discover new technologies to grow your career is by doing a Google search. Find out what new technologies are making waves in your industry and think of ways how you can integrate them into your experience. Another good way is to connect to other professionals–a great tool is LinkedIn.Continue reading “Integrating Technology into Your Career Development (Pt.2)”

5 Ways to Grow Your Professional Network (From Your Smartphone)

It’s important to get out and meet people in order to grow your professional networking. Nothing really beats connecting with people face-to-face. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t connect with people with meeting them face-to-face. In fact, using your smart phone is a simple and effective way to build your network relatively quickly. Here areContinue reading “5 Ways to Grow Your Professional Network (From Your Smartphone)”

How to Diversify Your Job Search Strategy

Let’s face it–if you aren’t diversifying your job search strategy you aren’t going to have much luck. Even if you have a keyword rich resume that you believe will be accepted through most ATS’ the chances of landing a job that way is pretty low. Applying online should take up about 20% of your time…maybe.Continue reading “How to Diversify Your Job Search Strategy”

Why Information Interviews are Essential to Any Successful Job Search (Pt. 1)

Information interviews is one of the best ways to gather knowledge when it comes to any or every aspect of a job or career you are looking into. Google is amazing–perhaps one of the most important tools in your job search strategy but the information interview is key. This type of communication is vital becauseContinue reading “Why Information Interviews are Essential to Any Successful Job Search (Pt. 1)”

How to Grow Your Network in Two Weeks

Meeting people and building your network is easier than you think! First off, design and print at least 500 business cards–it can be simple and nothing fancy. This is your ultimate marketing tool when you contact with other professionals. Meeting people You don’t have to go far to start building your network. Give your businessesContinue reading “How to Grow Your Network in Two Weeks”

Why Networking Should be a Major Part in Your Job Search Strategy

Quick question: how much time do you dedicate to networking a week? Be honest. If you are gun-ho in finding a job and you said less than 20 hours you need to reassess your job search strategy. Applying online is important. Submitting your resume directly to managers is very important. However, have you considered spendingContinue reading “Why Networking Should be a Major Part in Your Job Search Strategy”

5 Online Sites to Advertise Your Career Expertise

1. Craigslist Although mainly a place to sell and buy items, Craigslist is still a great place to advertise job postings, resumes and gigs–thus an amazing online area to post your career expertise. It’s free and despite a high chance of attracting spam, you can still yield some potential contacts by showcasing what you know.Continue reading “5 Online Sites to Advertise Your Career Expertise”

How to Utilize Social Media to Showcase Your Skills

Social media can be a powerful tool in your job search ans building your career and professional brand. It can equally be an exceptional tool when you are showing people and potential employers your skill sets. For example, if you an experienced manager you can use social media like LinkedIn to detail your experience inContinue reading “How to Utilize Social Media to Showcase Your Skills”

How to Find Your Niche on Social Media (and Develop your Brand)

It doesn’t take long to explore social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to find out where you can fit in. There are a lot of opportunities to find your niche and to grow your skills and career via social media. Lets take Instagram for example. In the last few years this smartphone-first socialContinue reading “How to Find Your Niche on Social Media (and Develop your Brand)”