'Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.' Oscar Wilde quotes cleverly sum up Life's essentials: and in work, the job search--and in life--Networking is essential.
Make it enjoyable for your contacts, and for yourself, to get the most out of these meetings and relationships.
1. Be Prepared: Do your research, know yourself, and know your 'goals' for this meeting.
2. That was Easy: Make the meeting as easy for them as possible. Convenient, cost-free, on time, and efficient.
3. Thank them! Verbally, in writing, and in your actions. Surprise them with a LinkedIn endorsement or recommendation, and even a handwritten thank you note.
Use these easy tips and stay on the positive side while networking.
-Terry Patrick Walton
Yes! The Job is Mine. 4 Steps to Get the Job
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His new book "The Third Wave" is out.
Watch his insightful and interactive Facebook Live chat here.
Simple business and/or job search tips that will work for you- -
-Have a goal accountability partner. Check in with your partner at least once a week.
-Reassess all goals together and make sure they’re SMART goals (Simple, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound).
-Have your partner update you/the group on how well you’re doing and you update the group on how well your partner is doing.
-When you’re accountable to someone you trust and respect, it makes you want to work harder to achieve the goals you set and helps you stop rationalizing and making weak excuses.
-The best scenario is to find one accountability partner who can help you and whom you can help. If you're accountable to too many people, it’s like being accountable to no one.
Condensed from Dave Kerpen's article on LinkedIn and from his new book: http://www.amazon.com/Art-People-Simple-Skills-Everything/dp/0553419404/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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We ALL have this question!
Here are some tips from Lifehacker:
1. Audit Your Time to See How Bad the Problem Is – Find out how and where you are spending your time.
2. Get The Right Tools to Single-Task and Cut Off Your Distractions- Use applications to reduce notifications and distractions from your computer and phone; ear buds to reduce distraction by others.
3. Choose a Productivity Technique that Bolsters Your Discipline- Try several and see what works for you.
4. Are You Really Doing What You Want To Do? Focus on the task and determine if you have to do it now, or would you be more productive tackling something else right now.
For specific apps, websites, and productivity systems, go to this article.
Handle your references with intention to help your references help you!
Several of my favorite tips are:
1) Keep them up-to-date on your career and your goals.
2) Email your recent resume so they'll have a copy to review.
3) Include managers, co-workers and customers - they all can be a reference for you.
For more tips, check out this article from Fast Company
Need end-of-the-year motivation?
Here are 3 ways to boost your momentum to finish the year strong.
1) Mix things up - - to stretch yourself and re-inspire you.
Rather than saving it for the afternoon, try working on a dreaded project, your resume/cover letters, your expense report, etc. in the morning when your energy is high. Ask a friend for different music recommendations, podcasts, Instagram accounts to follow.
2) Compete in a friendly way. Compete with yourself, a friend, co-worker, or even a kitchen timer to energize the project and motivate yourself. And little rewards- - a nap, music break, or coffee- - can make the competition more exciting.
3) Adjust (the size of) your goals. Hidden within your overall goal there are lots of smaller goals. Break these into quick projects and get them done: Update one section of your LinkedIn profile; send several quick emails; finalize a project and close it out. Big goals and big To Do lists are overwhelming, so break them into parts and see how much you can accomplish.
Start 2016 with a future-focus by ending the year strong.
Want to gain leadership experience in work, school and life? But what qualifies us to be leaders and how do we find the opportunities? I'm participating in a University Leadership Panel this week and, in preparation, simplified some key ways to gain leadership experience.
Willingness- Sometimes the best way to get leadership experience is the willingness to get involved in a committee, project, or group. Once involved, there are ways to take on smaller 'sub-set' assignments, and gain experience without having to be the main leader.
Listening/communicating- In work, school and community service, it's often easier just to jump in and get it done yourself. While this is often appreciated because the job is done, it doesn't accomplish the goal of gaining leadership skills. Take the time to listen, engage others, and communicate the goals. It may take longer but the rewards are buy-in from others and more leadership experience for you.
Leading your Self- Look at your successful projects and think through how you had to be your own leader to accomplish the goals. What were the parts you enjoyed and how did you grow?
As they say, showing up is half the battle- -so get out there, get involved, and gain more leadership skills.
How to Ace Video Meetings/Interviews
Here's a quick, well-articulated video on How to Look Good in Video meetings- - and Interviews.
It's 4 minutes worth watching.
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/rQwanxQmFnc"