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Networking Expert to Speak at Bloomington WorkForce Center

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 12:04 PM
Author: Workforce Development Representative Irene Connors Tags: networking

Job search recruiters and experts typically urge job seekers to spend much of their time networking because that’s the best way to find a job. While you probably know that it’s about making new contacts, you might not know how to network effectively.


Mature workers: How to get the most out of your network when looking for work

Posted on April 08, 2015 at 7:18 AM
Tags: networking, job search

Fact: More U.S. workers ages 55 and over are employed than ever before.


Business Cards: Hello, It's Me

Posted on April 01, 2015 at 1:31 PM
Tags: job search, networking

The business card is a necessity of networking – even in the digital age.


Boost Your Job Search in 2015

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Tags: job search, networking

The new year begins tonight at midnight. While some people make their new year’s resolutions to do things like exercising more and eating healthier, we encourage you to put job search at the top of your list. To meet your goal of landing a great new job in 2015, you’ll want to review your job search techniques, take a step back and think about how much you’ve accomplished. It’s also a time to be grateful. Think about all the people who have helped you with your job search, including friends you’ve made from networking and people who have served as references for you. And now is a perfect time to start improving your job search techniques.


Giving Thanks and Reenergizing Your Job Search

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Tags: networking, interviewing, job search

Do you often feel that you are running at full speed with your job search and don’t have time to take a step back and reflect?  You’re networking regularly, applying to job postings and being as flexible as you possibly can in scheduling interviews.  When is there time for you to take a break, recharge and reflect?  Thanksgiving is a great time for you to stop and be thankful for the people that you’ve met and what you’ve accomplished with your job search to date.


Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Tags: networking, job search

LinkedIn is a key social networking site for job seekers and career explorers. It allows you to tap into and grow a network of contacts who can help you connect with other LinkedIn members and increase the likelihood you’ll be found by recruiters and other potential employers. We suggest that you look for more ways recruiters can find job seekers like you.


Dos and Don’ts for Job Fairs

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Tags: job fair, interviewing, networking, job search

You need to go to job fairs with the right attitude, right materials and professional image to be successful. Sure, you hope to go in, get interviewed on site and land a job. And that’s great if it happens, but if not, don’t be discouraged. The focus of job fairs is to come away with job leads. Getting at least a few good job leads is time well spent.


Know Proper Email Etiquette for Job Search

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Tags: interviewing, networking, job search

Emailing has become the standard way in which people communicate with one another. According to Taylor Wright in 5 Email Etiquette Tips for Job Seekers , most recruiters prefer sending and receiving emails because it’s easier to keep a record of contacts. Recruiters could get hundreds of emails every day, and small mistakes can instantly remove you from the list of job candidates.


Informational Interviews Boost Job Search

Posted on September 03, 2014 at 2:12 PM
Tags: networking, job search

If your job search has stalled or needs a boost you can get back on track by setting up some informational interviews, meetings with employers or professional within a specific industry.


Six Tips for Job Seekers to Stand Out with LinkedIn

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Author: Mike Lang Tags: job search, social media, networking

LinkedIn has been gaining attention as a key tool for job search. Unfortunately, many LinkedIn users fail to maximize this social media tool's true strengths. An excellent profile and a healthy network of connections are necessary, but they should be considered the first steps. LinkedIn is a job search tool that helps job seekers be successful because it is so much more than a place to deposit their resumes and wait for calls or emails. This is a place to network, build a reputation, find new connections, and gain recognition for the skills you have.Read More...

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