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In this world of social networking and mobile job applications, meeting someone in person to discuss a job opening has become more a rarity than the norm. Once a must for every jobseeker, traditional job fairs are now competing with virtual job fairs and social media recruiting.  Many employers, however, indicate that the face-to-face interaction of a traditional …

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– When you were in high school, what did you plan to study once you got into college?

When I was in high school, I really didn’t know what I wanted to study when I got into college. In fact, I didn’t think much about college at all. When I was in high school in the 1970’s …

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Networking With Facebook

One of the most powerful functions of Facebook is the networking connections you can make with your Facebook Friends and through other interactions, such as in Facebook Groups, and your ability to reach out to your connections easily to ask for advice, help, or leads in your job search.

According to the Pew Internet …

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Click here to read part one of “Are You the Best Sales Rep You Can Be?”

Handling Sales Objections
Perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of sales is handling objections. Typically, client objections include:

– I don’t have time to meet with you.
– I don’t have the money to purchase your service or product.
– I’m not interested in your …

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Using Facebook for Research in Your Job Search

Before you go on an interview, it’s important to find out as much as you can about your prospective employer. This can include looking at the company’s website and doing a Google search on the company (as well as the hiring manager you’re interviewing with) — but you …

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Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.

Even when it concerns things we know are in our own best interest, we ignore or procrastinate doing them because it’s just plain easier.

Searching for a job can be soul crushing stuff, especially when you hit one of the inevitable dry spells, where you are getting zero calls from employers. These …

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All types of people can be a good manager – introverts, extroverts, those with innate leadership qualities, and those who have to work at being a good leader just a bit more. Being the best manager, however, requires these three things:

1) Seeing the big picture.  It’s easy to get lost in the daily tasks and struggles that fill …

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Facebook Applications for Job Search

There are several “apps” that integrate with Facebook to assist you with tapping into your network of connections for your job search.

BranchOut

http://branchout.com/user/home

 

 

 

 

 

BranchOut bills itself as “the largest professional network on Facebook,” and operates the largest job board on the social networking site, with more than 3 million jobs listed. Jobseekers can …

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Some experts say, “Build your brand, or someone else will build it for you.”

For better or worse, branding is all around us. What do you think of when you think of the technology company, Apple? Cool? Fun? Innovative? These are all key components of the Apple brand. What about Ford Motors? Reliability. Stability. Since Henry Ford began …

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